I Love You

I smelled you like a jasmine in the night Stumbled upon your scarlet lips And made a sweet pledge To only know your divine taste. And with time, you grew To a striking woman who could never Be toppled over by the wind or fate or god. And I knew your lips were only Heaven’s…

Lent

I’m not a lent man. Asking me to fast Or not pour down fizz drinks is asking too much. Tea and beer though, both drinks on the fringes of bitter, I would give up. So what makes us passionate About some things, while we readily give up on others. I don’t know, but let me…

O for Ovary

She is cramping up That dreaded time of the month, Of stomach cramps and vicious nausea. How a follicle, debris and lining Will collapse and come down In a flash. She takes a wine glass Sips it to forget, knowing that she Can never fake that time of the month Like she fakes the other…

Xylology

In coconut cups and sequin bottoms She was the dancing queen of the Rio carnival While in California, a boy walks to the Mardi Gras To shelve his masks and say I’m no longer the closet boy And in Sri Lanka, a man wakes up to Shrove Tuesday Walks to a confessional, before lent begins…