Orphan by Megha Sood
Silence fills the gaps between
our entwined fingers
those unspeakable distance
not to be covered through our failing language
the art of conversation
has apparently died
an unwanted death,
pain, a lexicon of angst and fear
sits closely between the cracks of my lips
the syllables dies a muted death
this immeasurable distance between us
becomes almost palpable
when the pain gets carved out of
our discordant bodies
like the hollowed out carcass
existing yet not living
a deception so real
as we lie under the silent moonlight
darkness seeping under our supple skin
and we mumble to each other
in broken words
with the litany of worries written across our faces
and sadness sitting neatly between the folds of our skin
akin to an orphan.
©2018 Megha Sood
Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar, Poets Corner and contributing editor at Ariel Chart. Her works have been featured in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore,KOAN ( Paragon press),Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Modern poetry, Spill words Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer’s Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Dime Show review,Piker Press, The Stray branch and many more.
Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology “We will not be silenced” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and upcoming in three other anthologies by US, Australian and Canadian Press.
She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.