Twisted Veins

Twisted Veins

a poem by Adnan Shafi


Peach, 2018. Artist:  Megan Marunowski , Photo Collage, 8 x 8 inches, $100

Peach, 2018. Artist: Megan Marunowski, Photo Collage, 8 x 8 inches, $100

At times,

Like deep twisted

veins inside me get

stuck in some hassle.

And in the body,

Many serpentine

storms with no mercy

are impelling in them.


Heart and soul, begging

for forbearance to have

consolation for the time


They have cut my veins

to pass blood to color

my skin red,

Squeezed my bits

Of the body,

snatched my youth.


Who can sew my veins?

Who can stop my blood

from oozing out?

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Young Adnan Shafi, (23) was born and brought up in a middle class educated Bhat family, which belongs to Chandrigam in Tral area of Kashmir valley. He is a poet, writer, columnist , translator, short story writer  and reviewer. 

His poetry book "TEARS FALL IN MY HEART'  depicts sorrows and vicissitudes of life. There are various hues in his poems ranging from love to loneliness and despair. Besides, his poetry is replete with simplicity of thought and language. Some of the poems are autobiographical in nature which relate to his own life’s vows.

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