The perpetual silhouette of this bleak reality

always dangling,

like a black veil

in front of my bleary eyes

those black dots

swirling in the abyss

and a never-ending surreal dream.

everything starts

and ends where it begins

even nightmares can relieve you from ashen reality

Life grows under the dirty pebbles in the garden

somethings can balance itself on the tip of the pin

Can you imagine?

that moaning frog near the pond

seeks its reflection under the moonlit night,

unfettered by the tranquility of the pond

jumps and finds its peace

even joy can exist within the chaos.

The catharsis of breeze

neatly tucked in the pond

spreads like an infection

riding the ripples.

No one can judge the pain seething at the bottom

death always floats at the top

Life exists within absolute mayhem.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar, Poets Corner and contributing editor at Ariel Chart.

Her works have been featured in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore,KOAN ( Paragon press),Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Modern poetry, Spill words Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer's Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Dime Show review,Piker Press, The Stray branch and many more. Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology "We will not be silenced" by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and upcoming in three other anthologies by US, Australian and Canadian Press.

She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at

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