We Turn Back into Pumpkins

The rent of seem
is a romantic construct,
freedoms afforded by
a tedious collection of hours.

Every finger is a toe,
a blip in the earth’s time
(just so long and long enough).
I’m a woman momentarily
decorating your blank canvas.

People invent the best of you.
Don’t you know me by now?
The answer must be in the attempt.
Or say anything about anything
in this little space in between.

Sources:
“as freedom is a breakfastfood” by e e cummings
Quotes from the movie The Romantics
Quotes from the movie Before Sunrise

Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with Japanese short-forms such as haiku, senryu, and haibun, as well as found/remixed poetry from time to time. Her work has recently appeared/forthcoming in Anti-Heroin Chic, Window Cat Press, Otoliths, After the Pause, Random Sample Review, and so on. Her found poem was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology in 2015. Shloka is also the founding editor of the literary & arts journal, Sonic Boom. You can read more of her work here.

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