Old companion

“because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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Spreading like moss

covering from end to end

and shaping its identity

at the expense of my happiness

a parasitic relationship

sucking the life out of me

 

my obsidian life,

as I lick and suck the dewdrops

laced with

the poison ivy

 

Dripping out of my palsied mouth

words are warbled 

and getting 

lost in the time

a smattering cacophony

 

Though every relation 

has turned into vapor

a ghost from the past

a bloody trail of the memories 

lingering in the

shadows

like the dying tail of a comet

Everything leaves

and forgets my identity

 

my sorrow, 

my pain,

my loyal friend

an old companion,

always stay by my side.

never leaves me.

–Megha

Photo by Justin Schüler on Unsplash

18 thoughts on “Old companion

  1. Relatable. We get accustomed to pain much that sometimes we no longer need anything more than that. Pain surely never leaves us, it resides deep down in our hearts even if we never want to disclose it.
    Delicately woven lines Megha.❤️ Our old companion deserves some love as well.

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  2. Power in your writing and words. This is absolutely remarkable.

    Particularly resonated with this part.

    “Though every relation

    has turned into vapor

    a ghost from the past

    a bloody trail of the memories

    lingering in the

    shadows

    like the dying tail of a comet

    Everything leaves

    and forgets my identity”

    Magical

    Liked by 1 person

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