Flaming

A villanelle poem

Kavya Janani. U

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Photo by bady abbas on Unsplash

How do I stop this blistering ache?
Poetry cannot be my salve anymore.
All these cosmic signs are too much to take.

I replay our moments for destiny’s sake.
Unspoken feelings foam at my heart’s shore.
How do I stop this blistering ache?

You mirrored me, my everlasting snowflake.
I’ve never fallen so deeply before.
All these cosmic signs are too much to take.

Tell me how to fight this heartquake.
Something’s clawing at it more and more.
How do I stop this blistering ache?

Lucid dreams put my reality at stake.
I see angel numbers till my eyes turn sore.
All these cosmic signs are too much to take.

Should I linger and wait for my soul to break?
Or should I let this love become folklore?
How do I stop this blistering ache?
All these cosmic signs are too much to take.

©Kavya Janani. U

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Kavya Janani. U

I'm just a speck in the universe mommying, reading, writing poems-stories-songs, singing, making playlists, and working 9-5.