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Enigmatic

Walking towards

Falling sunsets
Dipping themselves
Along the frosted edges
Of our sharpened hearts

Pens strewn upon
The table
You encouraged us
To draw

I closed my
Burning eyes
Photophobic
Shaping
Sorrow
Out of nibs
Of felt-tippesd
Black pens
Found

Anywhere

Now

I am the life
You couldn’t
Quite believe in

Now

I laugh at myself
As I furrow my brow
Tempting my own
Expectations of
What we dreamed of

For

I don’t forget
The polymorphy
We constructed
Out of bricolage

Peripheral vision
Astigmatic
Perception
Holographic lenses
Renewing spectrum

Perhaps the persistent days
Were boring with you
Although I never saw it
That way

That way
I thought
We were

Enigmatic

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Biogenic

Did you see her

There?

There is a place
That fallen
Love stories
Are often
Written upon

Those places almost seem real
Tomorrows spun on a biogenic wheel

Roundness at the core of all the fondness & sweetness

Your love wasn’t round though
It was steel-cold

So what did it mean? 

© Niliema Karkhanis


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No win situation

Continuation
Of misapplied reason
The notion that
Times aren’t changing

No matter how many times
We have explained the science
The science has been taken as false

Funny that.

I remember when pseudo-science explained everything.

I guess changing the game, rather than revolving it, is how cheaters win.

© Niliema Karkhanis


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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

~○~

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


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Dimension

There are places
Which cannot be
Described in words
Not because of
What they are
But because of
What they were

The motion of
The giving hours
Life lived
Upright &
Upside down

Music in the distance
I love those sounds

Reminding us
That energy is
Full of all
That is & was

Before
In the hereafter
Maybe the change
Is all the same
Maybe all the correlations
Will be different
This time around

Do you ever wonder if somewhere someone is wondering what became of their own self from one dimension to another?

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Moon wind

Moon wind
Winding around
Itself & all
That which
Passes from one
State to another
You might know
All the answers
& still you have all
The same questions

Response time
Reflex rhyme
Necessary appendix
Timer suspended

Counting minutes
Until the next doomsday

Streetlamp
Bug light
Relentless
Buzzing
Trials

Summertime arrives
The quickening pace
Of the warming

It’s molecular
The urgency
Of heat giving
Life to dormancy
The spring beginning
No match for the ending

Nor for even the beginning of the fecund season

Change
& here we are again
I wonder what the
Year concludes

In her own words
In her own perametres

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Diving

Energy potential
Under the flare
Of eclipse
Superflower moon
We feel the fullness
In each cell, each tissue

Crystal invisible
Insistent staircase

Time
Diving
Turning over
Drenched under the
Pression of another

Compelling tomorrow

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Balance

Tenacious winds
Forming around
Bodies & matter
Everything churning
In generative darkness

Folding into
Yourself as
Air passes through
Your cells

Reading the future
Telæsthesia
Energetic well
The million ways
We know ourselves

The taste of
Cupcakes
On your breath

Angling onwards
We throw ourselves
Off balance to move

At all

Movement forever
Stillness illusory

© Niliema Karkhanis


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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. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


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