Have you ever felt?
Strangely distant from yourself
From each and every part
Of your anatomy

The surgeon
Of your own surgery
Spinal anesthesia
And you talk
About liver and intestine
Dispassionate about the water in the lungs

Feeling no pain
At what the world injected into you
No remorse
At what you did to the world either
Crushing flowers
Or people
Or both

Saying I love you randomly
Convinced that the ones
We say them to
Are also observers
Living outside
Of their hearts and lungs

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About Vands

Vandana Kumar is a bon vivant who loves travelling, working with young minds and exploring creative possibilities beyond the ordinary. She has done her masters in History from ‘Lady Shri Ram College’ – ‘University of Delhi’ and her Diplôme from the ‘Alliance Française de Delhi’. She is a middle school teacher and also translates for various publishing houses and corporates. An active member of various quiz clubs across Delhi. She has a soft corner for Calcutta where she spent her childhood. Her various passions include singing, playing the piano, composing music and participating in local music competitions. She describes herself as a dreamer…a wanderer and a certified incurable romantic…the romantic moorings worsened with all her fancy French studies. She contributes poems regularly to online magazines and has been published in a couple of anthologies. Poetry for her is her stress buster – her flight of fancy – and strangely – what keeps her rooted too.

10 thoughts on “Outsider

    1. Vands Post author

      Thanks Louis. Interesting that this year my first poem for Destiny Poets was also titled ‘Outsider’ and I end the year with posting another one with the same title.

  1. Archan Kumar Dey

    At some level the things we do we feel we are not there..experiencing it outside of us literally ..the actions choices and consequences..anything..an out of the body feeling at a level of disconnect or indifference or hurt or just being in another plane and resting there. Wonderful poem.


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