Onism & such

Concrète/visual layout here.

Aftersome
Zenosyne
Agnosthesia

Tick
Tock
O’clock
Going
Going

Gone

In a line
& not
&
Pi

Aligned
My spine
Never
Kind of
Sometimes

For all the
Things
We said
We did
I’d like
You to
Know
Your
Stories
From then
Were
The best
You had
You made

I
I think
I think you
I think you know
I think you know that

You do
You do
You do

It always hurts
More when
People know
Better
You know?

Synthetic
Reveries

My scabulous body

Because I made it
You see

Whatever were you thinking when you thought you knew, you knew me?

I waited underneath the weeping willow tree with a doll, a marble, & a penny; hoping one day it would be different. High sun refracting off my blue-black hair.

Hello
Hi
Peppermint
Goodbye

Tears fall like stars
From my eyes

Rain sings
Percussive
On wings

I wonder how
I learned to
Write these
Scripts

& how you
Thought
No one
Would notice
When my
Words were
Amiss

They did though
They did

I know you never loved me
Because you
Underestimated
Me like
He did

I’m glad we have
The pithy wisdom
Of the internet

It really helped me
To get over it

I looked at more
Art than I can count
Now

I drew a bit

Zenosyne weeks
& zenosyne weekends

You robbed me of holidays
& little weekday blisses

I understand now
How it is
How it is
How love’s
All sewn into
The fabric
Of wishes

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 27 of a month of poetry 2021.

From day 27 of glopowrimo: “In today’s (optional) prompt, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The entries are very vivid – maybe too vivid! But perhaps one of the sorrows will strike a chord with you, or even get you thinking about defining an in-between, minor, haunting feeling that you have, and that does not yet have a name.”


Please go read the poems  through the days on the glopowrimo site. There are lots of great poets & work. & please sign up for disqus (go here: https://disqus.com/ or you’ll see icons above each day’s comments) & upvote the poems you like. It’s a great way to support poetry month participants & to let us know what’s working with our poems as well as our responses to the prompts. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


Featured image by Solen Feyissa from Unsplash


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