the rabbit life

the hairline fractures of this hare-bound life —

a sunny rebuke is all that you need to keep moving
when the skin turns liquid (charcoal&stardust),
at the eagerness of a hopping day’s rest,

your redwood eyes in the dark cannot close
their own need for stimulus,
you see to see the cobwebs mined from your brow,
spiders crawling through the neural networks
of your (hop-hop-) hopping brain.

you need to sleep to stitch&stick the tapestry
of the rabbit life that you’ve lived,
for when you’re awake, you’re still
(hop-hop-) dreaming.

© Anmol Arora

Inspired by Art FLASH! at WRT

Day 6
(Inter)National Poetry Month

2 thoughts on “the rabbit life

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    “your redwood eyes in the dark cannot close their own need for stimulus,” this is so poignant and speaks volumes about the pressures of life and worldly affairs. Stunning write, Anmol! 🙂

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  2. wildchild47 says:

    your redwood eyes in the dark cannot close

    brilliant line Anmol – it speaks on several layers but the most immediate, is of the red eyes, the rabbits that literally have red eyes, and how eerie-weird is this?

    I love the way you’ve dissected this, (okay, strange word choice) but it’s both fractured and stitched together, like a child’s beloved toy, and yet … it’s so wealthy for it’s imagery, yet stark and hungry for the impoverishment, the cruel aspects of life, as experienced by those who feel loved, but stalked and hunted, within the bounds of society, but only able to exist in the shadows … for who knows when the fox and hounds will be set free? this is a simply complex poem and I love how you’ve fashioned it 🙂


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