Bicycle – Neeraj Kumar (Exposed Emotions)

I walked backwards,
I did headstand,
I mimicked, I juggled,
did the private dance
to make it interesting.

I tried to understand
your deliberate nonsense.
I ate and swallowed my offense,
and wriggled on your palm
to keep it working.

I did what I could.
But I can’t,
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle.
I can climb a mountain on one leg though,
but I can’t withstand the pain of indifference.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle,
and keep dragging it.

I gulped the pills you brought.
Bitter ones in one draught.
I fell all dull and numb,
hoped it will end this drought.
I vanished and succumbed
because you desired.

I couldn’t chew sweat.
I couldn’t drink dust.

But I did what I could.
Now I can’t.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle.
I can climb a mountain on one leg though,
but I can’t withstand the pain of indifference.
I can’t be the only wheel of the bicycle,
and keep dragging it

to nowhere.

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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