No Words

When you ask me what I did today
I rewind in a flash to start from where you left
but then you have only eight more minutes to spare
so the spin slows
and the needle stops at the point
which matters to me the most
"I wrote a poem"

It then turns rapidly in you
as you sit at the table
freshly showered with your dinner hot
The corners of your lips go derisively up
in between bites
"So you got your fix again" 
Wordlessly they say

You finish, push the chair back noisily and leave
Obsessed with order, I push it forward again
hearing your silent rant
wondering if you know I cannot lie
wondering why you never look around, see
or feel the things I do

You demand a melody from the mute
I have nothing wrapped in words
to give you

 

Trivandrum/Kerala/India

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals e.g. The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal, Poetry Quarterly etc. She is also the Destiny Poets UK's, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released this year