Life and lemons

Glory Sasikala 1964 (Kolkata)



Lemon-colored negligee, hair tousled
don't care that my window is open
the street outside empty,
quarantined and anxiously scanning oximeters -
measuring each breath while regrets pile up.

Pour myself a glass of warm water
with lemon and honey - just so, the lemon
let Sunlight in...and Air...

Can Covid fly in too with lemon Sunlight?
Neighbor's doors strung Neem leaves guarantee
purity with lemon Sunlight that might be closing in on Doomsday
that is not because of Big Bang but because the Human Race has lost the ability to breathe and talk of the Second Coming of Jesus now
they of the Making who World Wared I & II
whole cities shot down and Twin Towers bombed.

And I, in my lemon-colored negligee
sit idly sipping tea wondering when I'd be able to travel again? -
Not travel per se but the option to
meanwhile choose and choice being between Swiggy and Zomato while watching Netflix.
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Submitted by glorysasikala on May 17, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABACX XBX AAAXXA XXAC
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 878
Words 158
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 3, 6, 4

Glory Sasikala

Glory Sasikala is a writer, poet and publisher from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. She is the Editor and Publisher of GloMag, the international monthly online poetry and prose magazine, and is administrator of the group of the same name on Facebook. She is the creator of ‘The Chennai Ladies’ series of E-books on Amazon.com. more…

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