Monday, April 17, 2017

A Poem About Nothingness


 There is something dark
So dark
It creeps in at times and spread
like rain water when it hits the ground
It blankets every nook, every corner
of my mind with iniquity.
At such times I struggle to justify to myself
the vibration of every string
I am whispering to myself for the string to halt
Stop stop stop. Stop existing

I hate Entropy, you know,
When Musk said “It’s not on our side”
I thought to myself: At last, someone understands me.
I arrange things in a prudent order
as an act of mutiny
I know, I am not significant to the laws that govern the universe
and my rebellion will not spark a revolution
The sun will not sit on the beach with me to sip iced tea
It will keep fucking spinning
It is not about the sun, but me
I never claimed to be a  law abiding citizen of this ridiculous mad house.

I like to think of myself as a solipsist
Would it be too wrong if it is all about me?
I would like the strings to stop vibrating
and it is in my capacity as a solipsist
to make it halt.
Zero Fucking Kelvin
If I am a solipsist I can do it
I have not figured out how, though.

- Karnika Kapoor

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  1. That's deep for a pile of nothingness. Bravo

  2. Every one has the darker sides that slithers out of nowhere. You have got an apt name for this, "NOthingness"... and yes its a creepy feeling, and why one should not have it, if one loves self!
    Very deep!
    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  3. It stirred something dark inside me, great poetry

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  4. Beautiful words Karnika. So, Nicely, you have used those to write this amazing poem. Best wishes.

    1. Thanks, Sayanti! I am glad you liked it. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Nothingness has a darkness to it, doesn't it? I think the absence of something specific leaves open the possibility of anything, especially in the realm of what's dark. Excellent piece.


    N is for the New Plan

    1. Indeed, it does.
      Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. Lots of fascinating imagery here - very compelling.

  7. This one is profound. It, in a way, makes a void within.
    I don't know what to say. It is lit and sad.

  8. Thanks! everyone for your lovely reviews on my poem. It is always motivating to see you all appreciating the words.
    Glad to see you stop by. <3

  9. Damn girl! You are giving me blues. Like Ron said above, "SAD" !
    No seriously, it is pretty awesome poetry.

  10. @Alex Thanks! Glad to see you here! Don't be, like Ron said, sad. :)
    Thanks for appreciating the poem.
    Best wishes!

  11. Lol! Alex, Like my lady said, "don't be!", Like I said, " sad!"