Two Poems

by Megha Sood

Interchangeable

Silence lives on the other side of the lake
where the death has yet to reach
it can count the footsteps
of the sunlight
falling in the dried petals and
can trace you
near the creek

Death is a slithering snake
it has no legs
/or a million tiny ones/
you can feel its
ominous presence
it’s vibrations
in the earth beneath you
like that phantom pain
my granny has in her knees
every monsoon

Silence is hidden
between the shards of the broken glass
screeching from every flake
heartbroken by the loss of its identity
and mourning the
loss of the one it has

Death is the unspoken prayer
at the cemetery,
where it rules the territory
boisterously,
chest thumping and watermarking
everybody for its destination

Silence and death are interchangeable
the moment you part your lips.

Realization

Realization is a sudden cold breeze
in the middle of summer nights
a sudden waft at the pondering thoughts
an instant craving in the middle of the night
and your angst and worries have found a safe haven
/a home/

Nestled deeply in your resplendent mind
a constant push and pull
gives you the sudden gentle motion
which keeps your puny self, alive
kicking your spindly legs

In this time
which is barren and yet still survives
and you are constantly pulled and tugged
between the realms of dreams and reality

And time slips on your back split the moment in two
you are alive enough to realize this
you are not alone

Solitude is your companion
always and forever.


Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is also a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, FVR Publishing, Whisper and the Roar and Poets Corner.
Her works have been featured in GoDogGoCafe, Whisper and the Roar, Duane Poetree, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Poets Corner, Modern poetry, Spillwords Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer’s Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Modern Literature,KOAN(Paragon Press), Dime Show review and many more.

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