Tag Archives: #lovesong

Peach

1

When in the spring
Of a still colder
Temperament
Upon the roadside
After rain
Tulips

Pleasant
Meetings
Eating snacks
On Thursdays
In May
Under trees
By Busy
Food stands

Exchanging
Conversation
Fortunate noon

Your innate
Understanding
Your underwhelm
Towards those
Ontological
Those
Epistemological
Fallacies
We take
For granted

I loved it

2

Between tasks
& excruciating
Chronic pain
I wrote 8 poems
& hid them away

Then a day went by
I was happy
Really happy
You know?

I shared
Everything
Thinking
Only good
Could come

Then more lies
An infinity
Of mistruths

Surrounded

I read 
That lovesong
Again
You know
The one
With the 
Peach

& the women
Coming & going
I’d hoped they’d
Speak of
Van Gogh

They say he was a
Pretty good guy
Nice to children
A significant
Measure of good character
His art improved
When he got
Mental healthcare

I believe it

I don’t think
You could paint
The sky like that
If you weren’t nice
& didn’t struggle
With the mind’s eyes

Who knows
Maybe that’s
Another fallacy

Window-panes
Pithy philosophies

I hadn’t read it
For a long time
It reminded me

Of you

I wanted
To tell you
I wanted to say

I’ll always roll
My trousers
& gaze up gently
Towards the æther

The vast universe

Beautiful darkness

Sparsely lit

Pearlescent

There is so much

To say about it

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: for day 26 of a month of poetry 2021 using the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘fortunate’ & Your Daily Word prompt ‘innate’.


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On Saturn’s turn

Photo by NASA from Unsplash

It’s saturday

& I think about

How once upon a

Saturn’s turn

I saved you

Out of

Incredible love

& fathomless

Fear

A celestial

Fairy tale

Forboding

Forbidden

I couldn’t bear

The absence

Of you

From our worlds

From our words

From that

Complicated

Dimension

Of you

That day

I held us

For a moment

& by the arrival

Of lilac dusk

My prediction

You would

Come to

End us

In sleep

We persisted

Existence

The coming days

Telling of

Fantastical love

Persistence

Upon my return

To Jupiter’s orbit

I met 2 moons

Coming back

To myself

& you

So far away

So close

You met

Me there

To say…

Well

I won’t

Repeat it

Anyway

© Niliema Karkhanis

at the last second

Photo by Tim Mossholder

from Unsplash

since the days

when we would

meet even then nothing was ever

meant for

forever moving around never going

away

complete(ly)

me

~○~

you are running and running and running

he said you took that in when you drank that wine you felt like for the first time he couldn’t see inside me anymore

~○~

after supper she reads she laughs at comedy […]

at the last second

© Niliema Karkhanis

My love

Photo

by Sharon McCutcheon

from Pexels

My love

I am out of words

I have lived in my dreams for so long

You are not there

You are a beautiful reality & that’s where you are meant to be

In reality

In reality

The gorgeous opalescence

Of being

Transforming yourself You are the way things work

Dreams are […]

My love

© Niliema Karkhanis

Love which sews you

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Ultimately 
Is nothingness
A whole world of unreality

My love

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels

My love

I am out of words

I have lived in my dreams for so long

You are not there

You are a beautiful reality

& that’s where you are meant to be

In reality

In reality

The gorgeous opalescence 

Of being

Transforming yourself

You are the way things work

Dreams are amazing but they are too ephemeral for you to exist in solely

Your complex self 

Is of many dimensions

& so

Now you are here

Your corporeal elements 

Soaring in space

Living

You can’t be a dream

Your energy is for here now

All the energy that is you

The everything wonderful

You are

© Niliema Karkhanis

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Star-crossed

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Star Crossed

The heart sounds
Resounds
With the mundanity
Of all of it

Why does boredom
Have to hurt so much?
It’s not boredom
It’s fear

In that one song 
He said it:
Life is a fear
Of 
Falling

And
He
Wasn’t
Wrong

I spent myself
On withered leaves
Because 
Like them

My value was lost
On me upon
The coming season
As I knew

All along
We were 
Star-crossed
Still we were

Our own

Magic

© Niliema Karkhanis