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2 Poems by Megha Sood


The Sky is like me

I too have been standing long

tight-lipped like the horizon

bleeding into the bosom of the crimson skies

many moons have died in the lap of this ocean

the sky is like me

endless and lonely,

lapping the pain of these unshed tears

in those pluvial clouds,

I have been duped endless times

by the promises of these cumulus clouds

hiding the broken promise of cleansing rains,

but floating along with the winds

/these unscrupulous zephyrs/

my silence is neatly tucked

in the cracked lips of the horizon,

a dwindling hope I savor

as I see the crows

disappearing into the horizon,

a dotted line of pain

lost forever.





I lose myself to the ocean

Those brittle thoughts

are spilling on this yellow tinged papyrus

which now vows to hold

and savor my truth

like an ocean

lapping the death of the thousand moons

in his bosom

vowing to keep those

promises unscathed

the truth has been erased and rewritten

for a million years

mottled across the skins of humans

yet we fail fervently

trying to decrypt that darkness and

empty loneliness

deep seeded in the black swirl of the eye

You can count the scars on the moon

imbued by the moonlight

and count on your fingers

the wiggling worms

thriving under the rock by the river

you claim to be their guardian

yet you fail to taste my salty tears

as they fall through their defined trajectory

and gets braided with the salty taste of the ocean

you finger trace my name on

the salt and sediment resting gently

filling the gaps in my fingers

my loneliness has a companion

the waves thrash themselves to the shores

erasing a bit of my existence

with every pounding.




Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author/editor 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, Visitant Lit, Qualibell,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, "All the Lonely People" by Blank Paper Press and upcoming in six other anthologies by the 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/


Her social media links may be found below: Twitter: @meghasood16

Instagram: @meghasworld16

Wordpress: https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/

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