(To be read aloud wearing a top hat, a clicking of your thumbs, and an exaggerated voice. Have fun with all the onomatopoeia) Zooming Zooming Zoom Ta Da! A fresh-pressed uniform A badge with my name on Shoes with a shiny
XX, XY, None or What? As I emerged victoriously into this world a gender was decreed I formed an ‘O’ with my mouth to cry ‘oh No’ but they said it was already carved in stone. I stand exactly
Voice When an idea murmurs in your ear – fuel it with midnight thought streams, and stir in pools of just-right words, ferment it with troughs and crests of the heart, and stress and unstress with syllable lots, sprinkle
UP TO US! I tap and a butterfly flies away I drink my milk from a bottle of glass and the blue whales swim away from extinction I switch off a light as I exit a room and
thousand scattered clouds ablaze in sun’s wave goodnight, beautiful indeed: how in the blink of an eye this moment shall pass me by. ©Namratha Varadharajan POETRY TYPE: JISEI JISEI is a type of Japanese Poetry also known as the DEATH POEM.