Wedding Anniversary 2

The faceoff between history and time In that tradeoff of love; leaning like the tower of Pisa On fate and making that perfect circle, With comes with a few greasy cheesy toppings, Into a margarita. Looking at the Pizza box After two years, knowing that the dough Is still sound, and yet acquiescing to that…

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Sugar

I drink the health-conscious mocktails That my mom makes. They have obscure fruits like Custard apple, nelli fruit and star fruits In them. She adds some bees honey And some youghurt and blends them into one consistency. And every sip I take I feel like I’m mocking everything diabetic About the future-me. And perhaps I…

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A Valentine’s Day Poem

I imagine all the things Sappho would have done to my wife And I clutch onto all the tongues She speaks in; and the ones she doesn’t. And I can only embrace, Her tongue My wife’s tongue My tongue Bliss’s tongue.

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Wife-Gold

Wife……. Always the golden girl in your life. The gold rush in your heart The gold fever to your flesh The gold lump in your throat. And the gold pans inside your eyes. She possesses sandy skin, interlaced in gold thread Her body is gold country, and you begin As a cartographer, but in time,…

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In Love With The Past (In Love with My Past Virginity)

NOTE My parents just asked me today in the morning, after I read my latest poem to them, why I keep on writing about the same topic – virginity. Well, it’s b’cos I was a pledged virgin, who never believed in pre-marital sex and I faced enough opposition and discrimination b’cos of my belief. For…

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Faline The Doe 2

I don’t miss A stranger’s warmth, all the scandalous Myths around one nights stands And rendez-vous in cheap motel rooms. I’m not one for concubines or de-facto, as law claims The contractless partnerships. I will never fill pockets of flesh-lined Compartments of a graceful gender Just to score or to tick a mark On pages…

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Resolutions

The clock is about to strike 12 And you think of all the possibilities Of the reductionist in you, who will boast Of keeping a resolution till February And that’s about how long a resolution lasts. Before getting marriage, it is usually Not to watch porn, and then you realize After you get married, it’s…

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Keratin Traditions

My wife tells me to cut my nails, “They are too long honey” she tells me And I chip my talons one by one Until she is smiling from ear to ear And when I kiss her, at those musky places She tells me I need a clean shave And I go and clean the…

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Eternity

Forever is a syndrome Of little packages of features They say become reality-prone Affection is the primal primer That makes the infinity thread Kindle at the right speed, slow in effacement Time, a factorial; claustrophilia, the essence And through the magnifying glass Of trust, you tread on a keyhole holding A telescopic lens to longevity,…

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