Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fiery Autumn Leaf

I am the fiery autumn leaf
Flitting outside your window,
Just another one in your line of sight
Whose elevation increases
Every time you inch closer.

I am a snowflake on your tongue
That melted in an instant,
Whose angles and contours
You never noticed
As you devoured my existence.

I am the tune you sang
That night as your spirits soared,
Forgotten the very next morning
But forever transformed
By the way your lips held me.

I am a beached starfish
Silent in the palm of your hand,
Never moving or protesting
Yet writhing inside with
Every immobile nerve.

I am the cherry tree watching
Over you in your backyard
Battered, familiar, taken for granted,
The most loyal canopy
Of comfort you will know


  1. It as very intense,the last para was so reassuring..everyone would like to have such a tree in the backyard.

  2. I just love the metaphors here. Beautiful poem dear...:)

  3. Reminds me of's

    1. Aditya,

      Wow, never did relate it to Fight Club. :D

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    1. Thank you. Hope you visit again, soon.