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,…

A lot like coffee

An empty street devoid of any human, and a bitter coffee is enough to remind me of you. How are you? Enjoying solitude? Enjoying indoors? I assumed you lived on attention, but now that I know you’re still hanging in there, I feel proud of you. It’s not a joke that you’ve come this far,…

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;…

A snippet from Together Never

It had been three days fighting the temptation. Despite normal handshakes, Neal didn’t touch Marisa, nor had an edgy conversation that could stir the allure and made him crawl toward her. The pain Marisa felt was not limited to her. It had also twirled around Neal’s abdomen. But unlike her, he had googled that it…

Introducing Lina

Lina is thin, like a supermodel who would go any length to maintain her waistline, like someone malnourished who would get barely one meal a day. I often tease, running my fingers down her ribs, counting those little speed-breakers, you are the prettiest skeleton I know, to annoy her a bit. Sometimes, she laughs on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mutant

I carry sculptures of the lovers upon my lips. Like a looping song inside my head whose penultimate lines I cannot recall. Like writing on the wall. No one could mend me when they really tried. I changed when they opted to go and I let them. They thought I was cold like a serpent….

Team

Lift the planet on our hands, place in the center of our dreams, we can move the moon and mountains, we can change the pattern of streams. Push by the tip of our fingers, we can revolve them like the love of teens. We can do unimaginable, we can do wonders, only if we’re a…

Shell of a woman

She’s nectar and a poisonous vector. She loves to kill; she kills for love. She’s offended by charming people. She’s a devil in the shell of a woman. She sees people naked for what they truly are. She wants naked, wounded souls in her arms. Touch of her tongue is like thousand tiny needles. She’s…

Cycle

I’ve been there. Underneath your clothes. Our bodies wrapped in our fluids, as close as could be possible in physical realm but diving even deeper into the depths of unknown spirituality like voyager 1. I’ve felt your soft places getting hard to my touch and the hardest parts softening at once. I’ve loved you over…

As fuck

Remember the lonely nights when we were sad and naked in our little tarnished worlds that had just one life-form– us. Chocking on cigarettes, soaking in whisky, horny and angry and audacious to burn the whole sky down but vulnerable enough to succumb even to a fake hug. We needed just a little love when…

Everything Imaginary

You know, I have this character. I create my own dragons to fight to satisfy my hunger to prove my worth. And kill them when I’m bored. I’ve been waging wars with made-up gods as long as I remember. This place inside my head is goddamn fucked up. I hope someone would notice that. Someone…

A lifetime is often too late

Had he told her the moment he saw her he knew she was his soulmate, she would’ve been scared, just like she was when he told her that he felt meeting her was a part of his destiny. Had he told her that he knew all her insecurities, lost dreams, and lifelong miseries, she would’ve…

You in my head

An oasis, a nemesis, there are different aspects of you in my story book. You are but not what I’d hoped. Maybe ten years down the line,  you would come close to be the one I have you in my head. The ‘you’ in my head has a complex interior. So complex that you will…

Exchange of Benefits

I’m a welder of thoughts. You’re everything fancy. If we mix, things will go frenzy boom. Sunday morning come dressed up like Halloween. We’ll brew love in the reading room. I’ll shoot you between your heart, Got enough detonation to lift you to Moon. Kaboom! I’ll get fuel to write a few Poetry, And you’ll…