To Quill the Mocking World
(2 min read)
For a soul that feeds on silence,
Today isn’t my day.
The sky reeks of countless explosions
That send shivers down my spine.
I try to decipher the waves
Passing through me
Hoping to discover a meaning
Behind the cacophony of countless crackers
And those blinding, temporary rainbows
Dancing amidst the hidden stars
All in vain.
There is just too much light
And it’s starting to hurt my brain.
My eyes have grown accustomed to darkness
And it doesn’t find the
Plethora of colourful, artificial stars
Every cell in my body cringes
As I go out and breathe Carbon Monoxide
Shooting out of all the happy souls.
No, I am not ready to shake hands just yet.
Hailing from the beautiful valley of Dehradun and having been raised in Kerala, Aditi has been lucky to see lot of cultures. Poetry has always been her favourite way to express herself. Studying to be an Engineer in Thapar University, Patiala, her hearts lies in Poetry, literature and physics. She is still struggling to find her way through life!
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