Progress report

A ring of curious flames surrounds me 
inquisitive fingers that prod and provoke 
A molten river under the skin
moaning with subtle hints
leaping at familiar nuances
of strangers
waving from the vestiges
of a fading sunup dream 

A lick to know the mud of your frame 
the salt of your breath, the grass of your soul 
A frisson of sorrow, kindred shells
feeling the vacuum of punched holes

Will it be the smile widening beyond the eyes
dark moth wings; the touch of skin on skin
a voice that will steady undulations 
or should I trust mere words
to unearth their loud twins? 

The wind tries to calm my froth of doubts 
sloshing within a restless rigid form
-an inglenook that swallows its own ashes
and wonders where the fire started from 

I walk on glad that I am completely lost 
for you will be found when you are too
©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.

6 thoughts on “Progress report

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Progress report ” may prove to be somewhat of a poetically immersive experience for the casual reader.Layers of sensual visceral detail envelope a narrative that entwine the reader’s curiousity with the narrator’s effervescent voice.

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