Monday, June 18, 2007

when i am free

blind me
so that i wont see
the barrenness of silence
cutting a hole through the horizon.

stop the sound in my ears
it's okay if i can hear no more
cause i dont want to listen
to hunger scraping my insides.

skin me
so that i dont feel

goosebumps of anticipating
great waves of desire.

tear my heart out
and squeeze it dry
i cannot bear my heart beat
tied as it is to my leaden feet.

but keep me alive
so that when i am finally free
i will see, and hear, and feel my heart beat
and rejoice

© 2006 Padmavani Karkera


  1. wow...raw emotion in this one...hope you find that freedom....

  2. I love the second to last stanza and I agree with the above beautiful job conveying raw emotion


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