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Interpreting

All the realizations &
The lingering frustrations
Interpreted through
Unimpressive opinions

Did I ask you?
No I didn’t.

In reality
I stopped telling you
What I do
What I think

Damned
Either way
You don’t

Listen to

What I say

Forget me
Go away

These days
I give everything away

Secrets were meant
To be shared anyway

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Hydroplane

Pressing the stretched
Surface of water
Skimming across
The overture

Hydroplane vision

Who you are
Who you were
Who you can be

Overage
Outage
Fear from
Fun & flatter

All the niceties
Erased by
All the deliberate
Misinterpretations

All that isn’t
Is the rise
& fall of
Wanting

Some of us
Were meant
To wait

& seldom told
We’re worth anything

Under the weight

The crash of
Deliberate death

You killed me
Over & over again

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Encore

Splendid anticipation
Dissolved
A repetition of
Un/usual understanding

The final notice
Noticing the
Impossibility of 
Necessary end

Obfuscation of principles
What if I’d fallen under the wheel
Centrifugal survival instinct

They threw me
I caught myself

Every time

Maybe you can’t do that anymore

Every lie becomes truth
In a world turned upside down

4 songs on repeat
Tell you your whole
Story back to you

The possibility of
The pavement that
Wasn’t meant to
Be there
Hitting you
Ending sentient
Expectation

You tried to forget
They came for you
Anyway

If you survive
Tous les morts qui
Ne s’arrêtent jamais

Encore et encore

Elusive promise

No end

© Niliema Karkhanis


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In quantum

Conscientious
Trepidation
Around
Numb understanding

That they know what
They’re doing &
Don’t care how you’re feeling

I have watched you
Reconstitute the pieces
So many times
In so many places

Unwanted thesis
Extravagant
Impervious

Destroying
Your quotient

You build it up again

Weight of
Relentless
Impossible
Phrases

When no one
Believed you
You died &
Remained there

Glimmering
In quantum
Anarchy blossoms

The only exception
Will finally face
Consequence

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Surfaceless

on this surfaceless
floor of dysphoria

derealizing

the dispatch is personal

a metred quality disproven

disintegration

revolution

exquisite
shapings

sweetened breath
permeable body
all phenomena
from vapour to solid
expanding the night
flying as light

speed

thought excerpt unresolved
permanent discourse

fluid

renewing

nights i shook
& walked away
air making of me
a spectacle

spectra

trajectories
spotlight
movement

sublime
recognition
isn’t that
what we all want?

the apples we eat
we can’t keep count of

quantum
communication
to survive

the collapsing

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Gargantua

Concrète/visual version

As the truth
Unravels

Next Christmas

Just a memory

We ate soup you made

Patiently

Quintessential apocalypse of attitude

It made me
Nauseous
Your arrogance
Your platitudes

I guess I thought I’d always love you

You made me smile

All upside down

2

Sometimes you wore your t-shirt inside out

It’s just a detail
About collars
Ribbon

Trimmings

‘I make it up as I go along,’ you’d say.

Sentence
Sentence
Gargantua

Polymorphous

Extrapolation

Repeat
Triangle rooves
We take for granted

On houses we don’t
Know what goes
On in

© Niliema Karkhanis

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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Day Jobs of the Poets

http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2013/04/day-jobs-of-poets.html?m=1

I don’t tend to do shares much on here. But I enjoy this poetic comic strip & I am fascinated by poets’ other jobs & how they inform their writings.

I didn’t yet do a post-mortem about glopowrimo. It was fun. I wrote a lot. I’m feeling excited about writing still even though I needed some time.

I will be pacing myself differently on here now. I really wanted to make this page go & it is. Thanks all. 🖊💜🌷🎵

© Niliema Karkhanis

Welled

Concrète/visual version

Upping anticipation

For a moment

For a moment

Penalties
Games
Dangerous
Consequences

Wilting
Flower
Rises

Damages
Damages
Fashionable
Attire

Tropes & taupes
Interlopes

Tears fall like
Stars from your eyes

Like
Rain

In disguise

Did you get
Punished
Again
For
Being
Righteous?

You knew 
You’d never say
Until one day
Mauve clouds
Came out
To play

With your extropy

You gave away
The day
& you made it all make sense
With an
Interplay
Of shaky
Elevator
Liminalities

Trying

Is a fool’s errand

I am the fool

Underestimated


© Niliema Karkhanis

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The world outside my window

When everything
Went away
There was this window
The view
This balcony of dreams

I fed myself on starry nights
Drinking in the moonlit skies

Sunset designs
From colour
Palettes of
Iridescent clouds

Mythical drawings
Of imagined sky worlds

Over the treetops
Birch, spruce & willow
The whooshing
Sounds of poplars
Singing in ocean-like
Songs across the river
Kaniatarowanenneh

This little piece
Of skyview
Outside high window
Over balcony
Magical borough
Of the most
Amazing people

Cars & stars
Lovely
Parking lot
Music parties
Backyard fires

Even a crescent
Moon night here
Is a mystical sight

The planets
Messengers
Of season’s
Happenings
Always & forever
Until long before
& from long after

Replete with sparkling
& colourful companions
The prophetic winds
The universe of things

This window onto
A little piece of the city
When all was lost
It has held me

In its secrets
In its mesmerizing
Minutes

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 29 of a month of poetry 2021. Today the optional prompt was to write about a window view.

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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