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A Place in My Body

April 22, 2021 | By

A wistful love poem as part of a poetic response to the prompt ‘A Place in My Body’ given in The Significant League literary group for the #NationalPoetryMonth in April.

 

The brazen touch of yours, spreading like a flame

In my silken soft core, fills me with rhythm, then eludes me.

With my fertile rain, you wash your sky yet again

A place in my body, savaged by desire, seeds germinate

Rhythmic pulses of love leave us quarantined.

 

A place in my body, like the cloud and smog

Of poetry in the making, conjoins with a place in your body.

Together, the torment enters through the portals of our skins,

Stretching over the fabric of our beings.

Haikus and vignettes open their blossoms, whirling in our universe.

 

In our universe, you spread your hands like open sidewalks

And I unlock the gate of my perennial cage. A place in my body

The fluttering’s of the dainty wings of breathless birds

Learning the art of floating between familiar pleasures and maladies.

The wet longing, nestled between their creases, nurses me.

 

I know, I know the crumbling places in my body, the cracks

Through which you slipped, usurping my fingers with your fist.

You return to my body with your migrant airs, I calm down, dense, lovelorn.

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Lopamudra (Lopa) Banerjee is an author, editor, poet and writing instructor staying in Dallas, Texas with her family, but originally from Kolkata, India. She has a Masters in English with thesis in Creative Nonfiction from University of Nebraska and also Masters in English from University of Calcutta, India. Apart from writing and editing some critically acclaimed books and being awarded with the Reuel International Prize for Poetry (2017) and for Translation (2016), she has dabbled in all genres of writing, from journalism and content writing to academic essays and fiction/poetry. She has been interviewed in various e-zines, literary blogs and also at TV (Kolkata) and at radio stations in Dallas, Texas. Very recently, she has been part of the upcoming short film 'Kolkata Cocktail', a docu-feature based on poetry, but her love for writing feature stories go back to her journalism days when she interviewed people from all walks of life and wrote essays and articles based on them. She loves performing poetry as spoken words art and has performed in various forums in India and USA.
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