The Resurrection of Home — A Journey

This is a collaborative piece.
Graphic art: Sugama Manish
Poetry: Chayanika Priyam

  The Resurrection of Home — A Journey

The Resurrection of Home — A Journey

there’s this land
of the inverted—
apricot hues
pinched off flowers
with paper-thin skins
dipping
its green limbs
in cold whitewashed skies
branching across a cemetery
of stone-cold fruits,
ripped in halves
bearing centipedes,
and dragons that take shifts to
deliver slowly-cooked thoughts
home
home, a memory away,
resurrected every time
a parachute of thoughts
land on its buttery palms
balanced
on mnemonic tentacles
this land
of the subverted— 
cherry swirls
pocketing every thought
in its duct-tape tunnels
where no one would believe
anything outside of it, existed

Chayanika Priyam is a PhD candidate at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. It is only when she has to start writing her thesis, do poems flow from the keys of her keyboards, unceasingly. 

Sugama Manish is an artist based out of Sri Lanka. She works under the banner Paperrocket Studio. You can find her on Instagram @paperrocket_studio and on Facebook too.