Let me douse a fire
that dissolves in water
by mixing it with my blood
in small sips of uncontrollable desire.
The insides shall burn, I know,
I have been there
as the brain blazes up slowly
in the incipient flames inducing
a stupor of warming numbness.
Is this how you erase memories?
Is this is how you conjure them?
The valiant bout
of drunken madness ends
as now the red-blooded eyes
seek the cold white embrace
of A Moon, hidden in clouds.
Chalices have grown cold.
Snow fondles the dark greenery outside
in a cold choking blanket of doom
that leaves behind a lullaby of silence.
The jeweled decanter
whispers to me
at the dead of the night,
as the fire, it holds
now craves for the decaying fire
I am not myself now,
I am a shadow used to the
bodily actions of a decaying body.
I am submissive and weak tonight
to this body that dances in the fire,
Incomplete scribbles still remain desolated
praying for a bloom
in the wake of the terrible hangover.
to be remembered somehow.
Is this how you become a poet?
Is this how you forget poetry?
© Shashank Bhardwaj