Devika Mathur resides in India. She is a passionate writer and also a dancer. She has published her poetry in a book called The Travesty Of Soul.
She blog at https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com//.
Her work has been previously published in Visual Verse, Indian Periodicals, Thistle Magazine, Sick lit Mag, The Wagon Magazine and others.
Identity by Devika Mathur
For this hollow skin like metamorphosis shall evolve
the white egg-shaped lying masks
beneath the coral body, hanging and loose
like a mirror, broken and clamouring
Musical chimes colliding, deep
into the arteries of numerous colours
orange, beige, green
Incubation of oxygen reminds of molested time
we repeat the digging of marines, ragged sky
For there are outnumbered identities here,
some pale and others like a chalky dust.
Phosphorescent threads of lime and apple
sit on my drooling lips,
counting, gazing, counting
the sustenance of such identities, the masks
or the shadows of filth and my tiny fingers
surrender to the evolution of this humanity.
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