Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Cosmic Woman

stranded in herself
her soul tugs at
the invisible gyve

the light
at the end of the tunnel
distant, cold,white

a planet chained
to its orbit
the indifferent cosmos
has forgotten her

between eclipses
and glares
her craters ache
for a pause
and some respite.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


 Kissing a thousand frogs
sometimes she would see
the flicker of a prince

lips brushing
tongues digging
fingers that reached
only the cleavage
never the hidden treasure
beneath that skin

bodies and organs
the cosmic dance 
a missed heartbeat
a moment
in the corner of an eye

dreams quiver
and vaporize
time you traitor
kissing the next disguise

she waits to undress
the light
she hides beneath
folds of flesh
and a shiver travels
down her spine.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


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Tentative fingers dive 

into the layers

entangled layers rather

of years together

This smooth cleavage-like

silk scarf from Brugge

A coarse cotton 

hand-loom in Bhutan

hairy, sweaty 

pulsating time

the pairs of watches

never worn together

never torn apart


and I tug and pull out

the soul beneath flesh

smoke grey

my favorite one

from Istanbul

and it all tumbles out

as tears, memories

bruises and scars

I am a drowning closet

spilled on a cold floor.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Guest Appearance

some absences are conspicuous
looking for something lost
that was never yours

listening to baul songs
I understand nothing
other than the pang

rust mark of a pin
on two papers
they must have been together
long back ago

valentine loneliness creeps
like unusually cold February
grief never fully thaws

The crater in my chest is back
so is the tumor in the spine
love keeps making
guest appearances

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