Ah! Life!

Ah! Life!

Life is a slug
You get the idea
Of its slowness
As it crawls up the wall
Its eyes on top of those ridiculous antennae
Taking everything in
And just as you settle in
Suddenly without any warning
Life starts galloping
First in this direction
Then in that
And like a rabid dog
It runs straight at you
A bite
There you go then
Flying at breakneck speed
To save yourself
Where are the injections?
Where is the salve?

©Vineetha Mekkoth

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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

8 thoughts on “Ah! Life!

  1. sweetshalini

    I compared it with my life and I could relate to this helter-skelter and dog-bite. I couldn’t stop laughing thinking about my past. Your poetry depicts the true state of life.


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