Sickness

Sickness comes in many forms Like when one is travelling on a bus – the journey maker’s sickness When strange creatures are found in the tummy Even monsters jumping out through the esophagus Nauseating and wetting the giddy traveller Then there is morning sickness – as a journeying woman Travels from lover to mother, co-conspirator…

A Brief Guide To Love

To be filled by another Until swollen and bloated in feeling – And just like a balloon Open to puncture and wound – Nevertheless a perennial seeker Of an aching emotion – a haunting vulnerability Transcending the outer clay Concealing a strange device that palpitates Where myth says lies a compartment – a stranger vacuum…

Contraband

I smuggled you too long As contraband, deep inside of me A narcotic that I could not touch nor taste Where longing saturates Every empty chamber and vacant tip I was a fool to keep you hidden deep within me Where your presence echoed What I knew implicitly That I was the foolish one with…

A Home for Our Dreams

I can see your invisible tears my love And the umbras beneath your eyes I am not blind to imperfection Your pupils that have seen so much hurt The sockets that have bled tears And softened her bee-honey tone Your portals that wrestled fate And the pain that grew like weeds in your mind Suckling…

Love

When the notes of a scale miss one intonation When the tap-dance of one’s gait skips a step When a smile blooms simply unannounced When a gaze stirs emotions and wets the inner eyelashes When the heart knows hot it feels and the body knows not When one perfect moon shines in the absence of…

Soul Mates

If I could fly away in the dark Like a bat searching for the fruits of love If I could heal in flutter and tame the demons of fear If I could cruise with the wind in my back Like a renegade mammal Searching for oneness of two souls What is precious, devout and patient…

Anniversary

In each milestone There are yester-memories spilling over And future mementos gently sculpted in deed And in this beautiful source Of retrograde transport and anterograde promise Lies the interface of the present That pledges to fill a vacancy In the fluidity of thought-dynamics Where in each collage of reminiscences Are both footprints and footsteps In the…

Evolution

You gazed at me Like a child You kissed me Like a teenage girl You held me In your perennial woman You ordained me Like a celestial goddess You took me in Like a lover You made love to me Like a sultry nymph And you sculpted an eternity With your beautiful soul

My Spring-cess

Like a heart in solitude That was defrosted from a cold spell Your presence melted the ice crystals Until all of me was basking in your warmth Like the midnight sun You vanquished my darkness And held me till every filament of muscle Was kindled in a single flame You, the selfless creature That evangelized…