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Earthsick

April 29, 2015 | By

‘Earthsick’ is an attempt to find one’s bearings in a large, bustling city Dubai where everyone goes unnoticed, their struggles remain anonymous and yet by being there in that point of time, they make up the city. A feeble protest against losing one’s personal identity
while getting sucked into the anonymity of uprooted beings.

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Between  stretched columns of pain
elongated into skyscraper proportions
creep narrow shadows
of ghost lanes; empty in the late afternoons
the sun having vaulted over the city to
join the warm beach bodies

It is never night enough
but I want to lie and weep
be an underpass joining their dark pavements
invisibly
without having to repent for such a luxury

I can feel the cold glass shatter in an orgasmic rain
the thick warmth coating the shards
and then I breathe

Not an  enduring cure for grief
erupting from a fear of loss
not related to persons or a place

but a healing service for the forgotten bits in me
becoming less of what they wanted to be
and more of fixtures in a still picture
with each pirouette of the wheel

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Reena Prasad is constantly losing things like pens, cats and her temper while settling down in the Sharjah desert and trying not become dust but you can find her poems in some anthologies and journals e.g. The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East,Angle Journal, Poetry Quarterly, etc. She is also the Destiny Poets, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology.
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