Day 26 #napowrimo #prompt: repetition

Sound drops through the catalogue of fingers

The body is a mutant

in this black life,
awaiting a rise, a tilt, a drop

I stand at the shore,
the water circling my paddy feet

I am a porcupine shadow
in this holy dance of tides

I am a porcupine shadow
in this circling of fellow waves

This circling, this endless circling
like a river in madness
licking its own face off

I stand at the shore
under a black sky of spinning birds

only a patch of cold winter
trapped in the nights’ drooping jaw

I am the chatter of life’s teeth
Listening,

Listening,
Listening
I have been listening so long

Each drop of water
is disparate in my ear

I’ve been listening so long
my eye is a relentless shudder

I stand at the shore
and take the entire sea
in my mouth

I,
the woman

I,
the hiccuping child of the universe

wandering in eternal wastelands

I,
Goddess of river and blood

I,
Goddess of death and black sea

I,
Goddess, Goddess, Goddess
piece of flesh and eternal sea

©️ Aakriti Kuntal

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