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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



I scan your eyes
to make sense
of the unspoken script
somewhere smudged
and somewhere shining
but find between the lines
millions of spiders
weaving a gossamer
web of intrigue
to blur my vision.

I scan your lips
that quiver erratically
mimicking each syllable
embedded in a stoic
and sterile silence
but fail to interpret
what you utter
nor am I able to decipher
the signatures
left behind.

I try to scan your heart
in virtual space
and try to read the rhythm
the echoes
and the cardio patterns
and how does it beat
to various stimuli
but I am confused
at the variance
of its responses
and the density of footfalls.

I am not too sure
if I am a poor reader
or you are a difficult book.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra, a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies in the English speaking world. Some of his poems appearedin the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has five poetry collections to his credit, ‘A Pinch of Sun & other poems’, ‘Different Shades’, 'Another Look', ‘Flow Infinite’ and 'Taming the Tides', all published by Authorspress India. His non-fiction book titled 'P2P nee Points to Ponder' is a departure from his poetic passion and is a collection of his musings on various managerial, social and life issues.
Dilip Mohapatra

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