Peppermint

The underneath
Above
You wrote
Stories of mazes
Wrapped foliages

On other-worldly
Pages

I left for
Cloud worlds
& unicorns
Pink quartz
Liquid prism
Cores

On the floors
Of mint green
On peach shimmering
Vapourous
Neighbourhoods

Somehow
It was all part
Of the same world
A multiverse
Of tailored characters

Dressed in clothes
Made of cloud spun silks
Bearing magic
Spent from energetic wands & sweet milks

Through the mazes
Suspended on
Cerulæn underpinnings
Tree branches
Twigs making fonts
& lexical hexes

~â—‹~

Mazes leading
To pink hazes
Sky blue glazes

Starlit circumferences
At the seaside
Candid engagements
At the strip mall
Solving problems
Unreality spun
On the shop floor

You loved me
Until I couldn’t anymore
Forget-me-nots waiting
For her at the door
Imploring blue

Yellow kitten eyes
Your promises
Cursive palettes
Upon your recycled
Wishful fallacies

Tea with honey
Cranberry
Lemon cake

{Hello hi
Peppermint
Goodbye}

Eating cupcakes
By the fire
You told her
All about
Who you were
Shapeshifting
You are

Tears fall
Like stars
Like rain

Your eyes
Holding
To the
Coming
Flights
The lights

{Will it fly?
Peppermint
Reply}

The time it takes
To say goodbye

To read the lines

You waved as you watched her leave for the last time

Underneath the
Withholding premise of another time
All the churning molten starlight love decries

Nothing begins
& everything ends

Candy on your breath
You put your bunny in the bike basket & left

© Niliema Karkhanis


Featured image by Gradienta from Unsplash


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