Superman

  No man, not even Superman Is immunized to fear. When your Cape is in the laundry, you have to step Forward as the mortal you are, kryptonite On the inside, burning like coal. You body needs to carry every carriage, every organ, Connected together by the embroidery Of blood vessels and nerves. You realize…

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Gecko

I sometimes feed a gecko On my table – it has mysterious Patchwork skin, perhaps even gecko leprosy And looks like a little monster And sometimes I love his agile feet His scampering footwork And at times he gets too close to comfort When he tongues out rice grains on the table cloth And sends…

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A Note on Stage Fright

Stage fright, contrary to what the name suggests, does not always have to do with being on stage. Stage freights only becomes an actuality when one is in front of an audience, of even one, open to judgement and evaluation of the negative kind. No one is a perfectionist but everyone is armed with the…

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The F Word

He called me the three letter “F word” I asked him “Did you mean a cigarette” – The type that you hold between the lips And nonchalantly inhale –; Deep down I knew he didn’t I replied too, this time though, with a four letter “F word” And he reciprocated by asking me to F***-Off…

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