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SILHOUETTES

written by: Dilip Mohapatra

@dilipmo

 

Who wants to see the gory details
in the close ups of
the magnified pores
and cracks
the viruses overwhelming
the outnumbered
white blood corpuscles
the bacteria and parasites
and the millions of microbes
in multiple avatars
residing in the mouths
in the noses
in the skins
and in the digestive tracts?

Who wants to experience
the constant battle that goes on
the compositions and
decompositions
the malevolent magma
that boils underneath
the unseen rebellions
the stealth killings and bloodshed
the turmoils and tribulations
the quiet violence and virulence
of the livid volcanic lava
flowing within?

Just let peace prevail
through ignorance that is bliss.

The suggestions should be enough
no need for the outline
to be defined
no need for the contours
to be concrete
just the fuzzy form should do
to spell the existence
to spell the presence
non intimidating
non threatening
tranquil
passive
placid
and perhaps impotent.

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.
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