World upside down

She ran behind ducklings. She had a heart of pulp. She had a face of heart. She had a purple tongue. She was a work of art. She was the princess of her town. She saw the world upside down. She loved Motordrome. She loved looping cars. She often made her face. She smelled old…

The Idea of You – V

Hold your peachy face in my hands. Rub my thumbs a little around your blush. Kiss you just a little so we both shudder, and trace the anatomy of your jawline and ears. Squeeze a little your neck in my grasp. Feel your smooth skin hiding hard collarbones. Draw one broken heart on your chest,…

Iceberg

I am re-posting this poem from last year. Read it first without the parts in brackets, then everything together. Let me know your thoughts when you’re done reading. Enjoy! I am romanticized as modern-day hot blond from chick romantic comedies. I am (sarcastic as) butt-throbbing (spankings). I am characterized as sweet & delicate cotton-candies, and…

Dreams of rain

My words, I write them on a leaf, and eat back again. It hurts, so much I don’t want to sleep, and wake-up again. Sweet love, I wish to choke you in your sleep, or pop your brain. So numb, I want to stick a knife in my throat, and feel the pain. Enough, I…

Blood between lines

I’ve been missing your malevolent taunts. It’s been, darling, a long time. The way you would say always nasty things when often my words rhymed. You would make fun of it when you’re with your friends. It would break me down, but I smile; the cycle never ends. Then I would burn my poems, and…

Too dumb to be important

We’ve always been hopeless, and now our usual blue, clamped overhead with gazillion thumbtacks, has fallen upon us like an enormous canopy. The pale blue, an overlooked wound, we were too proud to not have, spews us with some more gray. We’ve started to believe this canopy is too big too thick for us to…

No

I say ‘no’; you say ‘yes’. I say ‘not now’; you say ‘oh, yes’. I say ‘wait’; you say ‘no’. I see your mouth, I say ‘okay’. I say ‘down’; you say ‘up’. I say ‘no’; you say ‘yes’. I say ‘but’; you say ‘up!’, I see your eyes, I say ‘okay’. I say ‘safe?’;…

One fine kiss

I’m high, but can you please clarify, why do you slip your tongue in my mouth, when you have to act so shy? If this is how you take control, then please know, it works like charm. If it’s some game, then darling you win. If it’s a litmus test, know that it’s all red;…

I’m fine

The tiny, half heart sizzles and burns on my wrist the other half of which you got erased. I think I’ll take some pills to sleep a little. I don’t remember when I last slept; must have been days. I stalk your photos on Instagram, I’m sorry, but the lilt and glee in your voice…

Telepathy

It’s difficult to comprehend the gist of my mood. Feels like I was sliced in half, and glued again. My nerves stitched down by someone naïve. I am little bit upset, but that’s insignificant. I lie next to you, close enough to feel your breath, but too far away to touch, as if my limbs…

Unfinished – VI

A queen of sensational beginnings as if she walked with a background score. Her oomph pushed the ceilings, her stride shook the floor. She showed her skin, and died a little inside. She craved for a humble home beyond sparkling lights. Her roots withered; her chin hit the ground. No one heard her howls even…

Doomsday Fantasy

Caught in a doomsday fantasy as fear grabs me a little tighter a sweet twinge of pleasure turns death into a doting sweetheart. Prayers suck the air of my lungs, all hopes shake and wither, infected lover awaits at the door as I gasp and choke in my home. I cover my ears from his…

Static

It is 2 am, drenched in whisky and loneliness I sit at the rooftop. Fragments of our past pass through me, shattering the interior at molecular level. I feel like a satellite that got hit by a parade of solar-dust particles and cannot help but consume the impact and spin in frenzy circles as the…

Bad Timing

I saw you struggling making your way through the day as if you were put on a planet where being beautiful and nice was like plague, and expecting love in return that you carried in your own heart was the most sinister thing to do. Neatly dressed and walking around elegantly, carrying out a battle…

Plastic Queen

A queen of unread poetry scribbled within the white spaces of old newspapers. She collected plastic from garbage and tiny pieces of discarded pencils. Her bright eyes turned yellow, reading anything she could under kerosene-lit lamp. A fire burning inside her heart wasn’t enough to light-up her home between roads. She barely got enough sleep….

Intricacies

I watch her. Sitting on a bench. Slowly finger-coiling a strand of her hair. Slant-eyes looking way too deep in the sky, as if locating an exoplanet undiscovered yet. A stack of ash tilting from the edge of her cigarette. She doesn’t smoke but likes to light So, she can watch it choke and die…

Galactic Chaos

I’m not in sync with the frequencies of my mind. I cannot follow where I’m going. The universe seems to have lost its patience with me. As if tetchy, it’s been berserk flashing its messages in my ears. I’ve gone color-blind with all the sounds. I cannot taste the shades of any synchronicity. I’ve lost…

Full Circle

Life has come to a full circle in this city of dreams. A year, gone in a moment, feels like a lifetime. Trapped in shackles of routine, I often rebel for the memories I’d made and cherish which I couldn’t in time. Isn’t it funny we all act often too late? Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow…

Resemblance

Universe. Observing you. Showing you signs on every step you take. Wanting you to follow your path it designed for you. But never really telling what it is you must do. Universe. It must be a woman. .

The Idea Of You – IV

The idea to loop you in my head like Pythagoras’ theorem I never forget. Sting you with constant sarcasm because that’s what you get. Invite you to sleep-over and roll you in the sheets so you cannot move. Push you to the edge, make you topple from bed because I’m really mad. Watch you scream…