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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
Did Rise – Anaphora

Did Rise – Anaphora

Did Rise
(after Jessica Rae Bergamino)

Did scrape my knees.
Did bite my tongue.
Did journey to the point of no return.
Did workout.
Did care. Did miss. Did love.
Did write imaginary letters to my lost best friend.
Did look with disgust at the lump of fat near my armpits.
Did swell faster than the speed of light.
Did send silent cries for help.
Did whisper. Did shine. Did roar.
Did pray to the ghosts of my past to leave me alone.
Did stitch time into my skin though I knew I wouldn’t have any of it for myself.
Did knit a routine so unbreakable.
Did condense myself to nothing but a shell.
Did revise. Did dwell. Did hold.
Did open. Did bloom. Did shed.
Did lick my wounds to write a good poem.
Did ache. Did seethe. Did answer.
Did burst all the ripe pimples.
Did lactate more than just milk.
Did grow nails. 
Did let trauma live rent-free in my head.
Did wash away the truth. 
Did everything to resurrect myself but I’m still fallen.

©Kavya Janani. U


Often used in political speeches and occasionally in prose and poetry, anaphora is the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines to create a sonic effect.


If you love my poems, please consider purchasing a copy of my poetry collection – La Douleur Exquise.

You can read my other form poetry here: Form Poetry by Kavya Janani. U

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