The Momentary Word

by samantakbhadra

You spit me out

Like a necessity

Like a volcano

Impatient

I adorn your paper

Resplendent

Beautified with ink

 —

In a moment of indiscretion

You grow blind

Forgetting me

Strike through

Death knell

Maybe you are lost

Therefore, losing me

 —

In a moment

I fall through

To the nethers

Glory in tatters

Once desired

Now despicable

Scribbled out

 —

The birth

The cause

Of the death

To live

To die

In the same breath

I was alive

 —

Scribbled me out

Disfigured me

But I remain

On the page

Hapless reminder

You had wanted me

Even if for a brief moment

Published in Recours au Poème, France (August, 2013)

Published in “Connections” by Solstice Initiative, Ireland (March, 2013)

  Published in  “A Poet’s View Of Being” by Brian Wrixon Books, Canada (October, 2012)

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