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A haunting

Parsing meaning
From unreal
Concepts
The methodical rotations
Of gravity worn bodies

Evanescent
& ascetic ghosts
Consume
The air
Around you

Spirits
Pleasantly drunk
On aether with much
To tell

Whispering anecdotes
Translated aphorisms
Coded in winds
Reading rooms

Walls cannot contain
Their hungry forms
Weathered by the friction
Of passing storms

Howls mixing
With calls from
Wind & thunderous
Intentions

You disrespect lands
& peoples
& then dismiss the
Hauntings of hungry
Phantoms

Most were not made
To repeat in sync
With atrocities

From subtle airs
The ghosts remind us
Of pasts & futures
The multiverse of existences
A haunting of meanings

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 30 of a month of poetry 2021 using Your daily word promptsparse‘ & ‘ascetic‘ & Word of the day challenge promptevanescent‘.


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Wonderlust

In your wonderlust
Did you ever
Wonder about
The reasons
Why we are all
So small & so big?

& in that existence
How it affects
The matter of things?

Did you ever wonder
Why we feel?
Why we are made
Up of parts
Small & infinitely
Connected?

Did you ever wonder
Why existence even is?
Wonder about
The eternal
Unresolvable
Greatness
& tininess of things?

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for, yesterday, day 28 of a month of poetry 2021. The optional glopowrino prompt was to write a poem of questions. I like to play with this concept of wonderlust.

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. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


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We feel it

What if though
What if
What

The signals
Don’t lie
The lies
Come from
Pi

All the way around
All the way
All the
All

The many ways
We could
Have loved

We won’t talk
About that
Because that’s
What that
Does

The confusion
Of so many
Things in
These times
Which don’t
Make sense

Sometimes
We have
All the
Understanding
We need

Often
It’s just
Like this

& all I
Have to
Say
About it

Is written
In the
Tears I
Cry
Listening
To stories

Inside
These days
There isn’t
Any certainty

Even though
It is the
Best place
To be

Oh the flights
Up & down
& around

How I wish
We had the
Capacity to
Take it
All in

Take in
Everything

& we do
We just
Don’t think
It all

Instead
We feel it

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 23 of a month of poetry 2021.


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Layers

1

On the blue horizon
Layered lovely
Texturing
Lines shading
Ripples of
Humid crisp air
Filling spaces

Movements
My consciousness
Playing games
In all seriousness

I don’t know how
To get through
Every piece
Of this

2

The sky is a wanderer
The moon, a steady
Mystical creature

I learned that
The moon is not
As shiny as it appears

Still full moon rays
Pour into every
Pore of my being

3

It makes me sad
To think science
Is bored of
The moon

How?

4

Undulating
Thoughts
Like clouds
Slipping in
& out of
Condensation

5

Moving
Turning
Over sleep

Painsomnia night
A wishful write

Cradling routine

Refrain

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: day 27 of a month of poetry 2021, a piece for Marlon’s 7 Minute Micro-poetry Monday (#7MMP) & the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘science’. I used the featured image as reference.


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Spring winds around

A crucial & fascinating aspect of this current reality for me has been the concept of mutual aid becoming so relevant & resonant during a time of uncertainty & melancholia.

Mutual aid is a principle & practice I have believed in & for a long time; believing it had the possibility to transform our perspectives & actions, our relationships with one another.

It has been an inspiring silver lining to see people distributing essentials, support & care to one another as a means of alleviating the duress of this epidemic. Solidarity driven mutual care is wonderful.

In the past year, I have both received & offered this instrumental practice of love & direct action.

I appreciate what we have built collectively. This is a present which has created many unique & enduring collective reverberations.

Spring winds around us
Chaos, interdependence
Full moon reflections

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: for day 26 of a month of poetry 2021 & the dverse Haibun prompt to write about the present


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Sayings

You endue
Yourself
In silver
Bejeweled
Sprinkles
Of sparkle
Pretty
Necessary
Distraction
Of loveliness
Lipstick &
Laugh lines
Your beautiful
Face

Silky clothing
Twinkling
Earrings
Animated
Hands
Your fingers
Dancing in rings
Saying
Your
Sayings

© Niliema Karkhanis


For Your Daily Word Prompt ‘endue’


Authour’s note: poem 25/30 for a month of poetry 2021


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Entrances & exits

Entrances
Reminiscences
Exits
& misses

Lost words because you didn’t get to say them

The celerity of signal

Waves

Alternating

Waves

Creating
Images
& words
Out of
Nothing

Nothing

Obsolescence
Is a word
That stays
With me

Culture
of speed
Indefinable

Normalized
Death
& fading

Some days
Looking up
To the
Cerulæn sky
Is everything

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: for day 22 of a month of poetry 2021; using Your Daily Word Prompt ‘celerity’ & the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘speed’.

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. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


Wiktionary definitions & etymologies for celerity & speed.


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Sparrow sparrow

Sparrow
sparrow
Genera
Beaky
Willowy
Beaky cutie

Small brown
Little
Don’t
Underestimate
Me either
Quick flight
Anatomy
Light

Miniature
Recombination
Of

Everywhere
I go I see
Them
Resplendently
Being

Then finally
I see myself
Sparrow

Mirror
Mirror

They fill
The sky
Here
& there

Brown little
Crowns
Unique
Like that
Cat that
Always
Looked like
A kitty
Chickadee
Dee dee
I’m pretty
Too &
Perpetually
Cute
Like you
Oh little
Sparrow
I cherish
You
You’ll
Never
Be too
Common
To me
Nor is
Your
Lilting
Sweet
Song
Too
Redundant
Either

Sweet
Brown
Bird I’ll
Love
You
Forever

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 24 of a month of poetry 2021. Today’s optional glopowrimo prompt was to find an encyclopedic type article about an animal & to replace words & phrases from the article with your own. Well that’s how I did it anyway, using the wikipedia article for sparrow. & I’m super tired today. You can read a more accurate description of the prompt at the glopowrimo day 24 page. I’m super stream of consciousnessy at the moment haha.

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. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


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Radio

Tears over the radio
Wipe them away
From the serrated
Surface of the
Portable stereo
It’s cute
The sound’s ok
Cassette tapes
Make noises
As they play
Spooling
Through
Tiny scrapes on
Magnetic
Particulate

Arranged

Fell off my bike
& scraped my
Knee that day

I don’t love to
Talk about
Blood in
My poetry

Although
Sometimes
It comes up
You know?
Sometimes
Things
Come up
You know?

When the
Ball falls
Down again
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10

All the cards
Laid out on
The table
I can see 
My entire
Life through
Them

The fool
Ace of wands
3 of swords
4 of hearts

Hearts
Hearts
Hearts

Beating
Heart
Restarts

Arrhythmic
Charts

What
A way
To reach
Out

Imagine
Thinking
You can
Buy abuse

I cried just
Thinking
About it
Because
The thing is
They really
Do

& then they
Don’t even
Come through

Well you know
You know
You know
You do

You know
You know
You know
Everything
You need to

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 24 of a month of poetry 2021. A consciousness stream.


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We are ghosts

Two audio recordings of me reading We are ghosts:

We are ghosts
& certainly
To each other

I felt it today
Especially
While reading
Your words

It’s like at one
Point all
We wanted
Was to be 
Together
&
Forever

& then
I guess
You didn’t
Want that
Anymore

I wanted you
To feel meaning
Not for you
To trap
& then
Release me

I wonder really
What you’re trying
To tell me

I know you
Struggle
A lot
With
Being

I promise

You though

You’ll find life
When you accept
Ghostness

I have become
A ghost
Many times
Over &
Now I’m made
Of æther

Fully & completely

I am a ghost
I have been so
For so long now

Maybe one
Day you’ll
Know me
Really
But I no
Longer 
Cross my
Fingers

& that’s
For obvious
Reasons

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 16 of a month of poetry 2021.


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