A Melting Tangerine (#8)

Violin Lady by cersatti

A stitch, and now I dance.

My feet move in motions I’ve been alien to. Happiness is a planet revolving inside my palms. I catch you watching me undress my grief in the haunting moonlight. You move like a shadow I’m drowning in – and every inch of this downward spiral is a religion I’m learning to recite.

A stitch, and now I care.

Inside you, there’s a house that looks like a painting I once dreamt. It is so out of place and perfect, so otherworldly and intimate. It’s a touch I recognise and swallow – a strawberry taste/ a bathing tide/ a summer scream.

A stitch, and now I bite.

Tonight, you are my muse. I want everything – to myself. I want the heaven in my hell and the space in my skin. I want death in my voice and life between our meshwire forms.

A stitch, and now I’m the lady – yellow/orange/ a melting tangerine, tear me apart and make love to me until the moon refuses to go down and the sun forgets to blink.

-Nameera Anjum Khan.

I absolutely LOVE listening to the violin and would love to learn to play it someday! It was such an opportune moment when I discovered this absolutely gorgeous work of art. Do click on the link to visit the gallery & check out some cool merch available based off of the painting above.

Also when I say ‘Stitch’ I’m actually referring to the way the sound of a violin just makes my heart so full. It feels like every reason to fret is slowly fading away and it stitches all the pieces back together.



  1. Rahul Gaur says:

    Aaah the structure of this with the way you begin every second paragraph with ‘a stitch’! I’m going to stop saying it’s good lest I repeat myself and just write down my favourite line from your piece.

    ‘and every inch of this downward spiral is a religion I’m learning to recite.’ ❀

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank youuu thank you so much man!! I can’t tell you how grateful I am to you for always bringing a smile on my face ☺️ WP wouldn’t be the same without you πŸ˜…

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      1. Rahul Gaur says:

        My pleasure πŸ™‚

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  2. I love the picture so much. It has so much meaning, yet it’s so simplistic. I admire the sound of the piano more than I do the violin, but I agree, the type of music, harmony, and thrill that comes solely from the violin is unparalled. Your writing was beautiful!!

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    1. Nameera says:

      I know right! It was a very beautiful find and I knew I had to write something on it. I love the piano too but for me, violin is more than just an instrument, really. It’s simply Poetry to me πŸ˜€ Thank you so much, this means a lot to me!!


  3. wearekarma says:

    Beautiful writing and image. I play a number of instruments but playing violin is my favorite.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Wow, that’s amazing! I’ve wanted to learn how to play the violin for so long πŸ˜€ Thank you so much!

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      1. wearekarma says:

        No time like the present πŸ™‚ and you’re welcome!

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