Lonely Girls have known Love

Why do lonely girls crave this feeling, this eternal, glorious feeling of love, the moment they become a woman, realising that they are alone in the world? Looking for love in wishing wells, in a stranger’s smile, in the warmth of a voice, hidden between the lines of poetry and songs, in a cup of…

O Forgetful One

O forgetful one,Meet me among the Silver Birches!Conceal your robes from daylight,Camouflage in the silence of the night.For you come not from the land of living,But from the eyes of my mind. Pardon Loneliness for the truthful fiend is,The society of shallow hearts and minds.Who throw pebbles at our house come daylight,With carvings of ”…

November

It is the first day of November.I’m unaware if you rememberThat I, like a bird, shrugged your love for the OceanBut- I’ve been weaving one for you ever since. Find your name secretly entwined,Since you stay only till we stay undefined.I write a hundred letters for you but send only three,For my cathartic words might…

I Slept in a Solar Eclipse

I slept in a Solar Eclipse.I looked for the Sun which had set when I woke up;The Moon had taken my sheets with her,And used her razor sharp words to cut out the word ‘traitor’. As torturous as labelling a runaway bride,Who held nothing but love in both hands-With right she healed her wounds that…

In Love and Disguise

You came, as the sunset to wake me from my dreamsI bite my tongue till my words bleed internallyWhat I have to offer you, but apologies and gratitudeNo one barters for a heart half loved, half bruised. You know I can’t be your musePeople have left me broken and used ( so have you)I used…

Funeral Pyres of Our Love

Heat waves of wrath must have vandalised our love letters-For my heart is a simmering wildfire,Choked by the funeral pyres of our love.I try and try and try to wash it’s indelible soot off,So callously it taints every hand intertwined with mine. You gave me this souvenir- a crooked smile;The gravity of nostalgia has effaced…

A Million Letters of Apology

I feel like a fraud-My tears camouflage in my mother’s cup of tea– an illegal alien.I send a million letters of apology for the sour aftertaste in her perfect drink,For the part of me so desolate. I feel like a fraud-There’s a room inside my room,The blue of it’s walls sometimes leaks:Wrecks every trophy, every…

M Was Never a Soldier

I lost M in the middle years,When I left her for beautiful people.One could never hear her silence in the front row,She never left the chair against the window. I lost M in the crowds,When her species had betrayed her.I lost M in the clouds,Everyday her city smothered her. I lost M in the battlefield,For…

If Every Fallen Leaf

If every fallen leaf was a letter from me,Would you pick them up and keep them in your wallet?Would you hear my words as they rustle on the ground around you?Would you smile when the wind kisses your cheeks and caresses your hair,For some part of it could be me?Would you leave a trace of…

History of My World

The tannic rust devoured little stardust in my books,A line without a hook, the ones who’ve seen things end,the ones who’ve lost a friend, and the ones who will;The Sun will play with you a game of hide and seek in the rain,I’ll sit beside you with your pain.The folks and mystics ended centuries agothat…