Poems by
Srividya Krishnamoorthy

Core Competency

a poem by Srividya Krishnamoorthy

I control the depths of my soul
The pain in my eyes
The sum of my whole

The point of no return
The need for forgetfulness
The knowing in the pattern
Give take more less

The fetters on my freedom
The shackles on my feet
The voice in my forgiveness
The liberty you seek

The presence of my conscience
The strength of my belief
The foundation of my values
The need to be naïve

The history in our conversation
The comfort in our lies
The milk of human kindness
A blessing cut to size