Juxtaposition – Megha Sood

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The discomfort which rises in my heart
of not seeing you again
raises that anxiety level in my body
where each cell is stretched beyond its walls
and the hair raises at the back of my neck

I can feel it crawling under my skin
that invisible pain;
ready to morph and
shred my skin apart in bits and pieces

Pain has its new language
when it speaks of you
your absence,
the knotted pain in my belly
swirled around the broken promise of yours
has twisted and tightened itself enough

like a deep dark vortex
tightening around my waist
and long clutches of this obsidian reality
tightens its grips around my neck
and the pain feels so real
Once again
I’m juxtaposed between these emotions
how the painful absence of your
makes me feel my body again.

About the contributor: Megha Sood is a contributing member at GoDogGO Cafe, Free Verse Revolution, Heretics, Lovers and Madmen, Sudden Denouement, Whisper and the Roar and poetry editor at Ariel Chart. Her 300+ works have been featured in FIVE:2: ONE, Better than Starbucks, Adelaide, Foliate Oak. Visitant Lit, Quail Bell, Dime show review, etc. Works featured/upcoming in 20 other anthologies by the US, Australian and Canadian Press. Two-time state-level winner of the NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019.National level poetry finalist in Poetry Matters Prize 2019. Checkout her blog and tweets at @meghasood16.


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