Simran Pattnaik

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Nightmare

Oh! Here he comes again. Hush. Hush. Kids. Don't move, just stay behind me. "Mom, what's wrong with daddy?" He's just playing, honey. He is. Is he? He, the butcher; With a knife in his hand, Calling out my name in a Sneaky loud musky tone, "I can hear you breathe." You can't hide behind The closet for long. His footsteps growing Louder and louder And everytime I clutch A part of my breath in my fist It stumbles upon my feet And Jade, the little one Couldn't resist. "I'm scared, Momma" So am I. So am I. I pick him up in my arms, His head buried in my shoulders Sweaty, smoky dark room; When something hits my feet. The knife, is it? I can't move. Oh it bleeds. It holds me still. My other hand lands Little down my waist On Julia's head, slowly Reaching her pale face, Wiping the tears rolling down Her pink cheeks. Hush! Julia. I can barely say. The door screeches and tears Roll down my pale cheeks. For God's sake, John. Stop it please. In the dark room, that is. I can hear him grin. He grabs Jade, and I stand still. I wipe blood off my face Or tears instead? The knife in his hands. Red with Jade. Julia is safe. Julia is safe. Hiding behind me. The sharp edge penetrates my Soft skin. Oh! It's all dark. Darker. And nothing is all I feel. Just like every other day, I feverishly wake up to soaked sheets. A nightmare that it always is. But tonight for some unknown reason It's not sweat, but blood instead. But tonight for some unknown reason I wipe blood off my face Or tears instead? Knife in my hands. Red with Jade. John's feet is bleeding and his face is pale. Where is Julia? Julia is safe. Julia is safe. Hiding behind me. ________________________________________________________ #yqbaba #nightmare #life #love #demons #dark #poetry #poet

13 HOURS AGO

On the other side of 
The lousy road
you saw me crawling
on bloodied and blistered knees
broken and unkempt fingernails
scratching against a surface

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• Other side of the road • On the other side of The lousy road you saw me crawling on bloodied and blistered knees broken and unkempt fingernails scratching against a surface as I try to move the weight Of my neglected body, forward whilst my battered throat and the wasted muscles there attempt to work a disused voice box as I open my dry, cracked lips preparing my stranger tongue to breathe your name in a barely there voice that cannot truly be heard; For so much time has passed that I no longer recall when I last cried in desperate need for aid. I used to want to save myself until I realised there was nothing worth saving so now, I walk adrift with no purpose or plan meandering through these copious fields breathing, not living seeing, not feeling hearing, not caring And the insides of my body Trembling, tired of holding on Wanting to let go. And this time, Not even you can tempt me Into trying once more. My demons are feeding on My fragile little toes And all night long, They dance on the shore. On the shore, Which is on the Other side of the lousy road. ______________________________________________________ #yqbaba #dark #road #love #demon #poet #poetry

18 FEB AT 16:01



"...We are eternal. One. Separated by flesh and bones. Do you mind this separation, until we become a part of the cosmos?.."

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I felt you creep inside my skin and hold the rumbling pieces together, place them like blocks and make it home. Your tiptoes magnified on every cell, the thumps of your arrival through the deafening silence under the layers of masquerading celebrations and suddenly our universes did not seem so different anymore. We breathed and bled the same; your heart as heavy as mine. The cosmic silhouettes of the particles that made you and me and us, all aligned, in some undefined shape, a sonnet of silence. The frail juncture before our chords split open and revealed our rawest, most shameful formations. We are eternal. One. Separated by flesh and bones. Do you mind this separation, until we become a part of the cosmos? _______________________________________________________ #yqbaba #eternal #love #cosmos #unison

6 FEB AT 11:48