Denotation

You were
Swept away
On it
The fantasy

& was it worth it?
It’s hard to say

Things can’t
Just be assessed
That way

Simplistically

That’s a lot
Of syllables
For a word
To denote
Simple

But anyway
I was saying

Oh I guess I
Said it
Without
Words
There

Or unrelated words
I guess

That
Distraction
Is a way
To escape
& to return

That’s what
I meant

If you were
Paying
Attention

If you
Weren’t

Well
That’s
Okay

We need
To expect
Either
Because
We all
Try
&
Nothing
Proves
Certainty
Certainly

Anyway…

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: another poem for day 11 of a month of poetry 2021.

I’m just needing to go with open-ended writing at the moment. I’m enjoying juxtaposing that with doing prompts & even giving myself personal challenges within those, such as discussing philosophy or science, or creating characters effectively in the brevity of poetry.

As we are nearing the middle of the month, I just wanted to thank you for reading & engaging with my work. I’m really enjoying writing these days. So it’s definitely been a wonderful #glopowrimo for me so far. 🌷⭐🌟🎵🎶💜💌


Featured image by Nikita Taparia from Unsplash


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