Eye my soul

You look straight at me
through me, stranger
Your gaze steady
shoulders relaxed
planning the moment
when our eyes meet

I start from the fringes
Noting your stance,
the elongated half moons
in your finger nails,
the firm tips
Deliberately slow
for a moment is new only once
knowing what I unearth is what
I will always keep

Though your gaze remains resolute, mine waver
as though you are in my space
though you look at me
across several seas

When you look so intensely, stranger
do you know?
You lay bare the night within your soul

©Reena Prasad

 

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About Reena

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Eye my soul

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo..***..In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)..** (The) Blind enlightened – Sridhar Karanam **…** Eye my soul – Reena Prasad **…** Jesus at the Well – Phil Martin **…** Sand bank – Madhumita Ghosh **…** They Name is Holy -Kiriti Sengupta **…** Tripping – Suzanne Parlee **…** When words fail you – Neha Verma **…** Wild Leaf – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** (A) Wilting Tree – Milon Moksedul **…** Window to my soul – Jan Phillips **…** (A) Woe-Man-1 – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…** Yellowing pages – Sunil Sharma **…

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