Stars Near the Eclipse

She kicks a throb in my heart –

vacuity looms from afar, in the spiral dust

prepared to palpate colours,

as crisp as silk robes downed with Miller


The tribe of her womanhood could scurry

in the flurry sense of jeopardy, they find

their own dreams a nuclear arsenal

to bury when most would time it to be ready


Yeilding the tresses to an unborn apology,

she distances herself from the aging crook’s

dying company. She fields her virtues

in all the right places, trimmed and starry.


Most unlikely heroes must worship her –

she plainly speaks of her Godliness

as her throes are winding into an arc,

of unchallenged eclipses and a dawn afar


Slipping into a priory to undo her fire

she must sip a cry she let out in her past.

It rides too overwhelmingly in her sleep,

and when she brushes away her worries she feels like a new born queen


© Prateek Joshi and WordPress, 2017

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