Origami Love

How does love survive?
Amongst all the deception
The shiny facades,
Amidst the broken promises
the banal lies that you weave
and put a crown on
my heart,
for everyone to see.

Your burlesque love
barely surviving in the brittle
cage of my ribs
the loneliness knotted,
in my backbone
breaks and cracks at the sound of your voice.

Your healing touch has left
scars on my withering soul
you tell me, my love,
How do I survive that
deception of yours,
the camouflage?

I go through this hostile reality
to survive barely
with my wheezing breath
Tell me to love, How do I survive
in your wonderland?

Made of the origami birds
folded gently with my hopeful flaky fingers
neatly folded at the corners
slowly dying a muted death
unable to fly.

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author/editor 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.

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