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fresh terror to love

an april poem

By Mesh ToraskarPublished 22 days ago Updated 22 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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woefully unprepared with my mouth full of

famine, hands empty but my future

beyond March

when the nights leave with no warning

but with recollections that under the sun

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

there is never and nowhere a time to cry

every morning, a recurring epoch

the mirror returns me my face

and with it a reminder of the hour

of what it means to be awake in human bones

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

to lie so close to someone,

meek flashes of summer on your faces

you’re no longer just bodies but

a freshly razed field of yourselves

which is to say

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we are the earth an armful of tulips grow through

lying supine in my mudwet

room - damp and comfortable

ready to close our eyes and

change into words

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

honeysuckle. linen. pimm’s. tulips.

April.

April.

April.

you’re here again.

what new god do you bring?

who do I sing about this summer?

should I still believe

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in summer, love uproots the heart

better than a leftover landmine

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About the Creator

Mesh Toraskar

A wannabe storyteller from London. Sometimes words spill out of me and the only way to mop the spillage is to write them down.

"If you arrive here, remember, it wasn't you - it was me, in my longing, who found you."

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  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatár7 days ago

    ‘Love uproots the heart’ yess! Wow so memorable!

  • Stunning!!

  • Kendall Defoe 19 days ago

    'in summer, love uproots the heart better than a leftover landmine' - that really is an incredible conclusion! Top Story, indeed!

  • Ameer Bibi20 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 for top story Your resilience is an inspiration to all who know you. Keep inspiring others with your strength

  • Margaret Brennan21 days ago

    congratulations on TS. very thought provoking. GREAT.

  • The Dani Writer21 days ago

    Absolutely WOWED by all this majesty in poetic form! Kudos to you as well for making the Top Story feature!

  • Belle21 days ago

    Beautifully written.

  • What a stunning comparison with which to end this bit of terrifying whimsy. Extremely well done, Mesh, jolting & jarring us from our too-oft-taken-for-granted perspectives on things.

  • Gena Adamson21 days ago

    Bravo 🙌

  • Suze Kay21 days ago

    This poem just made me sink into myself. It's so effortlessly grounded and ethereal, lush and overflowing with imagery and feeling. Gorgeous, gorgeous work, Mesh!

  • Nono Fabrice 21 days ago

    Really amazing

  • What a great poem. So dynamic, love the imagery.

  • Dana Crandell21 days ago

    Another fine poem, Mesh! I enjoyed every line, all the way to the hard-hitting end!

  • Andrea Corwin 21 days ago

    Congrats on TS! I loved the ending from April to the finish!!

  • Sajan ali21 days ago

    Nice

  • Truly evocative in such a beautiful way

  • Beautiful and haunting.

  • Anna 21 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Archery Owl21 days ago

    Absolutely beautiful

  • dare we hope? Fantastic

  • Asim Khan21 days ago

    Niceee

  • Sankar Modak21 days ago

    Beautiful. I loved the colors of beautiful flowers

  • Mackenzie Davis21 days ago

    🤗 😫 🫢 😵🤯 Words are failing. Let me come back when I find them. (How April-lovely to see you on the homepage, my friend.)

  • Paul Stewart22 days ago

    WTF...didn't even have time to read it before it got Top Story. Wel done...you are a master at this kind of breathtaking poetry. So so so so much to love about this. I love everything about this. Well done!

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