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

8 comments:

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

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

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  3. Reminds me of
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I%20am%20Jack's

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    1. Aditya,

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

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

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