225/ 2017: Newspapers

I read a story today,
and it reminded me of you.
They found a new procedure,
or so the article said,
to operate on the inoperable.
I laughed – Inoperable,
I remember that word,
it was the first time,
I sought beauty in sharp edges.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy


Lachrymae by Lord Leighton Federic (Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/)


Day 343: Math

Some people are so much a part of your essence
that you don’t know where you end and they begin.
It is simply one energy manifested in two bodies.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Day 58: My Story

Fear digs its claws in, as my scream burrows deeper.
The wings of the beast, rake my heart
Burning me from the inside out
Tears fall softly,
Salting the inside of my mouth


As the voice rushes out, the air escapes
Stealing the story, sealing the pain
An exhale of breath… a suspended gasp…

Inhale… grasp at the words

Exhale… lose more of your tale

Inhale… take in the despair that surrounds

Exhale… watch your soul fracture

Chest expanding, wings growing,
A cocoon in the drapery of dark,
Of night,
Of all that is left

Fragments, residues and pieces of a whole life story


© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy