After Sand Hatched a Dune

My mind’s a mortal meal
a wayward sphinx
a traveller’s mirage
a spiked cocktail
living itself over again
to find the wreck
the opening of the silhouette
or rather kill the switch
my djinn of my desert
my silt off the grass
my dew from the last
the present from the past

© Prateek Joshi and WordPress, 2017

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