Saturday, 12 June 2021

Three Poems by Amrita Valan

 



Premises of Being Matter


Sperm is motile

Kinetic to connect

Potential fecundity

Traumatic insemination

Locks down oval singularity.

 

Sperm is multiplicity, logarithmic

Probability.

 

Ova is sure shot predetermination.

Only the one who matures

Slides

Down the Fallopian tube.

All eggs accounted for

When mommy was a foetus.

 

Disparate islands

Liminal hook up.

 

Penetration

Is start 

Of rat race

Insemination's

Fluid exchange

Begins 

Be-ing.

 

Life. 

Child’s play

Under foreplay's

Delicious duvet.

Staid business

Procreation

urges spread the seed

Holds out carrots

of creative bliss.

 

The Passage

 

Youthful plasticity

Skeletal contract.

Life jitters to a stop

Dynamo decelerating.

Telomerase shortbread

Reductio Ad Absurdum

Provocateur 

Saboteur days,

Beatnik flowers.

Protoplasm

Rejects premises

Collagen impermanence

Glues in. Elastin

Thickens ties

Snaps back stretched rictus.

Deepens attachment.

 

Beauty must be

Ephemeral

To hold value.

To be pulchritude.

 

Life, a meet and greet
Black cocktail affair.

 

Death dons snow white

Kid gloves,

Sycophantic stalker-waiter.

 

Traitor health treacherous ailments

Walk the water of faith.

Old age high rise condos

Stage four metastasis

Gated isolation.

 

Death

Rattles our teeth

Cottons onto our sanity

To half-baked senility.

 

Endings aren’t always

Supernova stars

Exploding.

 

You just cease

To matter.


Immigration Is a Must. (Says the Spermatozoa)


Hard collision course

Brutal  impact.

 

Alas!

Jitterbugging sperm

You shouldn't have started it

At all.

 

The script of living

Calls for a scribe.

 

Etching brain papyrus

Itchy  neuron

Dreaming

Literary glia

Holding together,

Honouring a sudden burst

A  life 

You lost.

 

Beautiful

Inkjet ghosts.

You rear children

Write them toasts

So they’ll pen

Kind obituaries.

 

More than you matter

Is that matter

Bears you witness.

 

Thank you Scribe

Son, and Tribe.

Thank you for my

Archived life.

 

Missives, posts

And rants.

 

We like to say it.

We like to spray it.

Graffiti

Wailing walls of

Discontented diaspora

Leaving lives

To live better

Lives.

By the toil and turmoil

Sons of the soil

Sweat blood

And write

Their dreams

On destined

Destinations.




Amrita Valan is a writer from Bangalore, India and has a master’s degree in English Literature. She has worked in various professions, ranging from the hospitality industry, BPOs and as content creator in deductive logic and reasoning in English.

She is currently a stay-at-home mom to her two boys.

Her work has been published in many anthologies and online journals. The anthologies include, Poetica 2 and 3, To Be or Not To Be a Writer, The Poet’s Christmas Childhood and Faith anthologies, Divided: A Poet’s Stance, The Ink and the Sword, Down the Rabbit Hole, Fire and Ice, Earth Wind Rain and Fire Anthology, The ImpSpired Vol 7& 8 Anthology, The Alien Buddha Wears a Black Bandanna  among others. Her poems and stories Have featured in Spillwords, Café Lit, Café Dissensus, Shot glass Journal, Oddball magazine, Modern Literature, Indian Periodical, Potato Soup Journal, Literary Yard, Poetryand Places,  LothLorien poetry Journal and Portland Metrozine among many others.

Arrivederci, (Goodbye till we meet again),  her debut collection of fifty poems about arrivals and departures, farewells and hopes of reunion, love loss grief and recollection is published on Amazon as of  7 May 2021.


 

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