Treasure Island

Akshaya Pawasker


Forever your parasite


I was floating in your womb,
warm amniotic fluid bathing me.
A dream, I dreamt with open eyes,
of this safety cocoon.
I dream it often, to coil back.
My umbilicus though devoid
and your placenta shriveled,
a phantasmal cord still attached.
The Wharton's jelly dried,
arteries and veins clamped.
I breathe to survive, yet
I hold on to the cord for life.
Like an unborn fetus,
forever your parasite.
Mother, my shining star
Your breath, keeps me alive.

Submitted: Friday, August 09, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 09, 2013

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  • Dash Black (8/26/2013 2:05:00 PM)

    A mother is a mother only till death do you part she remains that star...No matter how bad you are you will always my son that is how mothers are. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/23/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    Wow this is an excellent poem! I am living it and breathing it. You write
    so lovely and poetic. Just imagining being in the mothers womb again.
    That last line is amazing. Touched my heart and soul. Loved it immensely. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/23/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    Wow... What a beautiful way you have expressed each lines.. I can feel each lines..Really Akshaya your poem is fantastic...loved it.... ++10 (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/10/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    this is very touching, writing as an unborn baby still in the womb a lovely write to your mother. (Report) Reply

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