Tag Archives: #flashpoetry

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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Tangible 2

Palpable. Tangible. Accountability. Elusive.

Still forming. Cogitative unresolve.

Whether to release, or hold it all: the unfurling sprawl. Suburban anticipation. Urban draw.

I promised to try
& I did. Yet, what comes of the questing after all?

Extropic expression not based on merit. We know the engagement. The endless days’ ends.

Love me. Or leave me. Written on a daisy.

Atomic implosion. Tiny. Massive. Polarization of being.

Setup. Unsetup. I’m sorry. I’m leaving.

Back. Forth. Steam & prelude. Condensed & corrupted, founding formidable failure.

© Niliema Karkhanis


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Lamplight

A fortuitous night

With all the graces

Of darkness

& lamplight

A cool wind

Blows through

Time unwinding

Ghosts remind

Us to ask

More questions

© Niliema Karkhanis Authour’s note: poem 23/30 for a month of poetry 2021

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Lamplight

Barometre 2

The wholeness
The complete
Condition
Conditioning
Partial
Inhibition

& then remission

Starting
Stopping
Now
Restarting

Golden
Silver
Introduction
To nothing

Even nothingness
Refills itself

Replete
Act &
Counteract
Repeat

Rewind

We don’t use
Magnetic tape
Much anymore
Adhesive tape
Still as useful
As before

Stars sounds

Taped things

Taped to walls

Clouds hold
Songs now

Forever
Is it

Clouds always
Held songs
Before

Especially when
It rains
I think of storms
Because you
Love them

Though
I get

Migraines

& I’d prefer
To forget
You now

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 21 of a month of poetry 2021.


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An ambit

Morning sounds
Dewy air fills
With itself
Waking up
For rain again

Here sounds are
The stakes
Holding
Me to
This

An ambit
Of influence
A star

Carrying fire
From sources
We’ll never know
Fire for aeons

I’m more like the
Snow which
Leaves & arrives

We both sparkle
Though
Circling & roses
Mosses & grasses
Will grow
When we go

I can turn to rain
As tears form
From in my eyes

& with the flowers
I’ll glow

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: for day 20 of a month of poetry 2021 & Your Daily Word Prompt ‘ambit’.


Ambit definition & etymology on wiktionary


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Paperclip

Pull the tape
Place it back
Paperclip
Paper cup

Setting sun
Twine
Cumulus
Sky

Melancholia

Today
Not today
You say

Many phases
Swinging
Slides

Paperclips
& sticky notes

Message paper
Remember
For later

Imagining us
Side by side
Then

Funnel
Funnels
Funneling

Filtered light
Put the tape
Back
Roll it slowly

Rewind

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 17 of a month of poetry 2021.


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Of insects

Oh little creature

To me anyway
I mean to you
Your worlds
Are big &
Infinitely so

Everything
A matter of
Scale
Of course

Your course

Burroughing
& Flying
Versatile
Colourful
You

You go
All over

Pretty
Or not
Shiny or
Iridescent

Of course
All whom
We call
Insects
Are quite
Entirely
From
Eachother
Different

Amongst the
Earliest of
Earth’s
Lifeforms
Insect
Shapes
Ancient
Magical
Like seeds

Some
Menacing
Pestilent
Beasts
But many
Happy
Pollinators
Life’s
Best friends

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 14 of a month of poetry 2021 using the Ragtag Daily Prompt ‘insect’.


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Everywhere

When you loved me

I thought

This is everything

& it was

Everything

Even though in

The thereafter

I was broken

However

Nothing

Can be completely

Undone

As heartbreak

Travels through me

Time & again

I learn to remember

Who I am

Recognizing

That somehow

Even when it’s

Hard to feel

Love is

All around

Everywhere

Being

© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: poem 10 for a month of poetry. Featured image by Scott Webb […]

Everywhere

Of certainty

I can give up

So many times

That even when

I’m not doing so

I’m not sure about

Anything

Anymore

Certainty

Is just a

Passing

Sentiment

Always

Anyway

Anyway we’re here

& it’s all that matters

In this minute & today

© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: poem 9 for a month of poetry. I’m resharing the poems I have written this month for #glopowrimo by corresponding days from here on out.

Of certainty