#napowrimo #Day15 Prompt: Dramatic monologue

You, round swirling face
with distant eyes.
Come with me.
Let’s elope.
I don’t know. ( Sneering)
there. There. There. There where the lavender
bud is branching. Look!
This lapse of time.
Take it in your teeth. Hold it on your tongue.
Revolve the tongue like it holds a piece of paan.
There, yes. You almost have it.
Interlock this memory.
Let’s jump!
Yes, here we are. This is the rim of Saturn.
You can’t see it. It’s just gases you think.
Neon and mehendi green, glowing.
Oh, how they are glowing!
You can’t see it. No worries.
They don’t exist
Twirl, I say.
There, do you see it?
Yes, you see nothing.
Look carefully though.
There, the rim!
It’s the horizon of our universe.
No, it’s not the end of the universe!
It’s merely the horizon.
Don’t you get it?
You are a small dot and your locus
is shifting.
You must hop.
Hop like a boomerang.
No, not literally!
Hop. Shut your eyes. Pronounce your death
upon the last verb of life.
Then bite. Red saliva. Let it drip
onto the birthing lavender.
There, there, there.
Yes, you are dead. No, you are not.
You are just floating.
The sea is white.
The sea is a color. A single color.
But you can’t see it. You can only sense.
You got no body!
Float. Float. Float
Relish this buoyancy,
You are the Earth’s momentum.
The slipping ball of no-mass across time.
You, you, you
are wearing a ring.
A round, oval blue ring.
Spinning, spinning.
Are you a planet?
You are in the cavity of time.
You are the muscle on the gum.
Bathing in the spit. You swim.
You swim.
You swim.
The eye of time is stuck like a doorknob.
It knows not what to do.
It only consumes itself.
Over and over.
But you, you swim.
Swim. Swim. Swim.

©️ Aakriti Kuntal

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