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The underneath

Fallen
Grown back
Up again
From a bed of
Flowers

Of multi-coloured
Weeds

Resting
Glowing
Out of
The in-between

The rules
Were meant
To be leapt over
Slept under

Phenomenal
Storm
Of being

The sky is reality
& how it gleams

Rules were meant
To be broken

Emerged
The underneath

© 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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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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Resplendent

Ongoing
Becoming of you
Resending
Redoing
To the centre resplendent Rendering wonder

© Niliema Karkhanis


For Glopowrimo day 7 optional prompt to write a Shadorma


Authour’s note: poem 24/30 for a month of poetry 2021. For day 7 of glopowrimo using the optional prompt to write a shadorma. The syllabic structure of this style of poem is: 3/5/3/3/7/5. This is my first shardorma. It was fun to write. 💜🎶🎵


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Upon equinox

Tanka: 3/20 forsythia/ Equinox I


Upon equinox
This magical spring anew
Memories abound
Fresh air morning dew mournings
Moons & beginnings sing songs

© Niliema Karkhanis


For Frank J. Tassone’s Hakai Challenge


Authour’s notes: poem 17/30 for a month of poetry 2021.

The haikai I chose to write here is a spring equinox themed tanka. The tanka poem has a 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7 syllabic structure.


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Secrets

When secrets are
What goes unsaid
The trees
The skies
The clouds
Seem further away

You had to
Come to understand
That the silence
Was the process
Of keeping
Stories hidden

They had built
Their world
Around secrets
You were good
At them too
At times

But you were
Bad with
The ones
That shouldn’t

Have been hidden

That shouldn’t
Have been
Secrets at all

© Niliema Karkhanis


For creative writing prompt #5 about secrets from Literary Residency


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Sentience & substance

Substance
evading me
Sentience
Holding
Me
Indefinitely
An insistent
Wind
Hits
Carrying
Welcome
Rebellion
We’re
Not giving
Up just yet
Not ever
Even when
There’s doubt
There’s
A sureness
Forever

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘hit’


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