Vanity

No one really likes me
but no one dare tell.

Like an appendage
I want to discard
but cannot.

They cannot too.

It is there
in my swollen neck
in my fat arms
in my heavy hips
in my strut.

I breathe vanity.

It feeds on me
I feed on it.

We are
the best of friends.

Without vanity
does one exist?

Humility at it best
is vanity .

You may not agree
friend
because
the thought burns
doesn’t it?

And that
is another form of vanity.

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About Dr.Mary Annie A.V.

Dr.Mary Annie A.V. hails from Trivandrum, India and writes under the pen name 'anna maria' . She hails from a family of writers . She holds a high official post in the University of Kerala,Trivandrum,India. She resides in India with her husband and three children. Her poems have been published in various e-magazines , print anthologies in India and abroad. She has two collections to her credit, titled "My Beads Unstrung" and 'More Beads Unstrung'. Her definition of a poem is : Virgin white paper raped. Rapt. Writing is her passion :)

3 thoughts on “Vanity

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – * In Winter – Michael Yates *….. Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically).. – * Bare Hands – Sangeeta Ajay*…..* For Jim Morrison – Ampat Koshy *…..* I Ran Out Of Words – Jan Christian Sorensen *…..* (A) New Life – Elizabeth Castillo *…..* Night – Samuel Cody Ford * -…..* Oneness – Lata Tewari * ….* Pendulum – Rahul Aithal *…..* (The) Rain – Ogunjimi O.Joel *…..* Resilience – Gopal Lahiri *…..* War And Peace – Saakshi Chanana…..* What You Cannot – Dom Kafle *…..* Vanity – Mary Annie *…..

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