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Glass houses

Glassy
Fading
Thoughts
At once
Clear
At once
Lost

Resonance & reverberation

Of enigma & conversation

A heart drawn through ephemeral condensation

Love means
We know it

Taking
Turns
Opening
& closing
Windows

Glass houses
Your cake
You can
Eat too
You can’t
Have
Everything
You want to

Having
Everything
Is everything

Isn’t it a collection of stones though

Isn’t that
What it’s
About?
About hegemony
& not about love?

This time

Though
You could see
It all
Thoroughly
Through
The sheer
Gloss

Through
The sheened
Veneer
Of freshly
Washed
Glass

Even still

You still

You still went last

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Ragtag Daily Prompt ‘glass’


Authour’s note: a poem for day 13 of a month of poetry 2021. A mix of alluding to glopowrimo optional prompt for day 13 about the news, & a story in & of itself.


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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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