When nothing works out

In an instinct so spontaneous
I fell defunct

Into a solitary sedation
Refraining to gaze
At the deep remoteness
Relentless I choke
Sniff out and quit
All myself-protected airs

There it points
A resolute finger
To the ceremonious burial
It’s my own ‘self’.

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

2 thoughts on “When nothing works out

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem envelopes the reader with tropes of ennui and existential dread. And somewhere in the background the discerning reader might recognise the influence of Borges himself.

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