breakfasts now~

toasts with jam done with-
new vegetarian tongue-
done tasting the air outside
half-condensed, rain
in my combed hair
and cold, unshaved legs

mornings obtuse-
silica brushed off limbs,
careless words fall
crawl the space between
knotted breathes-
then choosing your tie:

calm, i converse
with Vacancy opposite

©Mohana Das

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29 thoughts on “breakfasts now~

  1. You seemed to have captured the mindless, vacant routines of preparing for the work day, Mohana. I love the cool, aloof feeling. Thank you for sharing.

  2. “careless words fall
    crawl the space between
    knotted breathes-
    then choosing your tie:”

    How tense! What a way to tell him! This poem with its welcome vacancy! Ouch! Powerful poem.

  3. Thankyou for takmg me inside your razor, Mohana , even leg hair inhabits a universe of its own . Perhaps there are many interlocking stubble universes?

  4. I love your opening. Are you really a veggie? Good for you! It feels so good.

    Incredible: “careless words fall / crawl the space”

    “knotted breathes” … I think you mean “breaths”

    Whew, this says it all with such heavy resolve:
    “then choosing your tie:
    calm, i converse
    with Vacancy opposite”

    I think your title conveys a great deal as well, telling us that this is what breakfasts are like now. But once, things were very different. They are empty, lonely, and unkind now. But what love was once held between slices of bread? Now there is no meat, no fat, no sugar, no taste—only nutrition, vitamins, what is required … but not what is delicious. No jam, that’s for sure. 🙂

  5. careless words fall
    crawl the space between
    knotted breathes-
    then choosing your tie

    Hmm. it is something that is so easy to slip into. Nice!

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