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“A Heterogeneous Mixture”: a poem by Chinmayi Balusu

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

Beautiful lies

Easy to disguise

Yet hard to surmise


Red and yellow, black and blue

Hurt my heart the way you do

Fall in love, there’s nothing we can do


A flickering static that confuses my will and clouds my breath


Too much fun before you return to reality


I recognize talent but

Alas, not the way back


The hope fills me as I claw at the

remnants of my dreams


Sorcery, I believe, is the

sole way to transmit what seems like this

art


Shreds and shatters and crumpled pieces again


Satin consciousness will break you but heal me


My mind isn’t a jumbled maze but rather a wide open staircase where I’m stuck on the 8th step


A pause in the flow as I tremble at what I’ve written

How could I even-