I want to collapse in the horizon

where the moon melts into the sky,

a perforated splutter of cleaved dreams

melting like red crayons.

a ghost-like mirage,

fighting and swimming

like ancient thoughts,

I still want to be as white as silence.

Slender apple-shaped my thigh,

fidgeting, a forgotten memory.

I am blue today.

I am black today,

sequences are resting like twigs on my belly,

making me rest, making me wild,

making me spin and spin.

I want to collapse like earth today.


Devika Mathur


Bio:  Devika Mathur is a published poetess from India. Her work has been published in Visual Verse, Sudden denouement, madswirl among various others.  She blogs at