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UNWITHERED

I feel breathless,

choking against my burning throat.

My parched lips mutter a silent prayer;

As the world around me falls apart.

Drenched in perspiration,

My body feels numb.

THE CROWN OF BENGAL

Behold the fascination, 

O’ curious wanderer!

For you are about to enter

the boundaries of

a magical land….

A JOURNEY INTO SOLITUDE

The first rays of the breaking dawn

embrace my coarse feet;

As I wonder

How many days it’s been,

Since my soul ceased to exist.

It was a long time ago 

when I set sail;

ENCHANTMENT

She gingerly touched the lush grass,

The dew on them making her fingertips misty, 

She breathed in the invigorating air,

The essence of wet mud, the newly grown leaves on the tree,

She felt content.

HOW BROKEN

How broken is the heart that wails the loss of a beloved
The unending saga of devotion
is now a fragmentary account
The tranquilizing memories
are now painful reminders
The lost sense of touch
is a testimony to the reality

How broken is the heart that wails the loss of a beloved
Those perky moments
are the ones now being longed for
Those momentous conversations
are the ones that are in vain
The only gratifying feelings
are now disposed towards neglect

How broken is the heart that wails the loss of a beloved

MY SKIN IS NOT ME

“Hey, black boy,” they shouted out,

Millions of eyes on me,

Some with rage,

And some with judgement.

This was because I was black.

They gave us the place to live, mom said.

But this space makes me choke,

And for days striving for breath.

They say I’m ugly,

But I didn’t choose to be this way.

One of god’s creation, I say.

My skin is not me,

And doesn’t decide what’s in me.

Trying to survive for a long time back,

Always being harassed and,

Always feared attack.

Passing through cops yelling and

Huge roads being blocked,

For many more similar days to come

I’ll never stop walking for freedom

DESIRE IS A ROCK

 Sisyphus has finally neared the top. This is the end of one lifetime.

He has lost his ability to poetry about the struggle. Camus lied. The journey only fills a man’s heart but once.

Whatever he has ever desired is forever lost along the length of his nape. The mountain never was the longest distance.

He has the inability to pray.

A POET’S CRY

Do not kill a poet’s heart 

Do not put an end to her start 

With gleaming eyes, a poet writes 

With her words, the world she lights 

ANOTHER CHAPTER CLOSED

You come home from work,

I rush to greet you.

You don’t look at me at all,

I can tell this for sure .

EVOLUTION: A PROCESS

A process of gradually changing over time, 

A process our genes passed; old yet shine, 

Yes we evolved, biologically and in more logical terms, 

Unfolded many mysteries, felt paths taking turns. 

NOT A BIG DEAL

You ever think about how technically nothing is ever that much of a big deal? That being a decent human isn’t a big deal to someone. That being sexually active isn’t that big a deal to someone. That maybe for someone being part of the queer spectrum isn’t a cause of tension. Or that maybe feeling a distinct lack of sexual attraction isn’t a big deal to someone.

MEASURING TAPE FOR THE OUTLAWS

A single pound spent on butter-cake melted my heart,

But you breached my happiness, you stole my credit card. 

Expecting me not to buy that silk dress, my curves would flaunt more. 

My bodyweight didn’t bother me but finding dieticians was your concern.

SOMEDAYS

Some days it’s hard to believe in yourself, 

Some days make you realise you’re a gem 

Some days it’s hard to believe in miracles, 

But some days make you believe in them 

RAIN, OH RAIN!

Oh What a Day!
You know what? It was raining today.
Rain, Rain, I thought of seeing you,
Were you the reason behind her precious smiles?
Or were you the aid that helped her hide the tears that she had been carrying for miles?

THAT RAIN AND THAT RAINBOW

I saw that thing in the azure sky,
It was a sunny day and glee was at its high.
I saw there a group of teens talking,
And I started eavesdropping.

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