Once More, poetry written by Megha Sood at Spillwords.com

Once More

Once More

written by: Megha Sood

@meghasood16

 

The deep long treacherous
shadows
cast on the bedroom wall
the hallucinations of the clock
the monsters lingering in the hall
the clever and long nails
of the desires clawing their way in
your deep supple soul
and with an ashen mouth
soaked with the crimson
a touch of your tangerine love
I ask for the forgiveness
Once more

Sitting in the pews
reading my verse from the holy book
trying to absolve my sins
by dipping my
knuckles in the holy water
shedding my sins and
lecherous desire
to clean my tainted soul
Once more

Stretching my legs
and arching my back
to stand in the long
wretched queues of the soup kitchen
looking away from
those empty glances
scraping away the curse and abuse
from my sullen mouth
washing it again
to make it pure
Once more

I stand for forgiveness
in front of my creator
and a devil on the shoulder
perched and feeling at ease
crooning my neck as he, please
I’ll be the god’s holy son
until I stab that knife
in your chest
Once more

That grim smile on the
devil’s face
I’ll fall down from my grace and
ask for forgiveness
to be absolved again
like a hamster on a wheel
Once more.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood

Megha Sood is an Assistant Poetry Editor at MookyChick(UK). Over 450+ works in journals including FIVE:2: ONE, Dime Show Review, Kissing Dynamite, Poetry Society of New York, etc.Three-time State-level Winner NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020, National level Winner Spring Robinson Prize, Finalist Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019, Adelaide Literary Award 2019. Currently co-editing an anthology celebrating 100 years of the suffrage movement in the US. Blogs at Megha's World.
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