ritual of words

layered blood-thick, brown-washed,
on the walls of my restive seclusion —

the elemental, egregious thoughts fight
against the other for more screen-time —

tea dregs & shunted ideas pass through
grey matter, spilling out cranial fluids
of creative flow —

acid, sweat, water — the dust of dread,
the diligence of death —

how the ritual of words is mired in
the affliction of being.

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© Anmol Arora

Linking it up with The Tuesday Platform at WRT where I am hosting this week — I have proposed an optional challenge to write a poem in praise of one’s source of inspiration for the last day of the poetry month.
My #30Days30Poems can be found here.

Day 30
(Inter)National Poetry Month

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18 thoughts on “ritual of words

  1. how the ritual of words is mired in
    the affliction of being.

    Bravo! Your April poems have been quite a journey – stark and questioning and not holding back! A pleasure to read, always.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Yours are the words that pledge loyalty to the muse, to fire raging inside the chest and to light that battles through despair and darkness. It has been a pleasure reading and writing alongside you this month, Anmol! ❤️ We did it!! 😀

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  3. Jim says:

    Anmol, I predict that you will always dabble in poetry even if your career does not take you there. BTW, I think you are a student. If so, what is your major?
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    • Jim says:

      I forgot, thank you for the prompt today and for the other help you’ve been. Last night a Licorice stick of candy came to mind. Had to have been my muse but she’s not been so definite before.
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