Ballerina – I

I lie upside down on tarmac
To turn the gazelle when it wings the forest
Trying to tie a noose to roar away the hyenas

In the sleep of yesternight, I also saw crippling silence
Saw it, as it wave from dark to the coast
Felt it, as it shave away sand into its belly across the shore

For a time, I remember almost no sight of my peeled skin
Bones bickering whether am I buried or hanging
My chasm to draw the little effigy I promised myself teeths me

I’ve been meaning to return to the streets some laughter they gave me
In the puddle under the porch of burger joint, see my reflection swing back a smile
It still seems a little early to try that drag, the canopy smugs me even

Light mends a plea I left at the gates of the cemetery
From the other side, a wrinkling tree’s flourish greens away agony
The melting mind moves inside a moment that I scarcely believe to rest in me

I had been seeing scare, hearing disfigured words
Like made up dreams that lost colors, and their mahouts are away
So they cripple me to my innocence in their own tense parade

Tailing on my vacancy, I draw to my sleep a loose sense
It’s my roller coaster ride, my trip to space, behind my sky rocketing
Like having lost all time and suddenly flushed through a black hole

Meaning to mine my mind to moan a mental orgasm
I mind my gap where I slipped last time
Here I will to word a lie to end my escape that builds a pyre

© Prateek Joshi and WordPress, 2017-2018

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