The lantern

My fingers tasted the kerosene The smell dripped inside the head, my mouth, Silent as the evening sound knocked my ears Whispers, voices, noises, From houses and forests Grandma’s wrinkles smiles Her every breath, Slowly vaporizes the glass A piece of cloth, my little hands to wipe, The evening pushed the sun beneath the horizonContinue reading “The lantern”

Eye

Every eye is a mystery Every eye has a creative fantasy Every eye has created its journey Sometimes rational Sometimes superstitious Sometimes fictional, sometimes a liar Every eye has its  deleted story To walk, to work,  To talk, to learn, Mobile and laptops Tablets or iphones Eyes, poor  little eyes Exploited….. Spectacles or lens MoreContinue reading “Eye”

Be Aware

“Beware of Dogs” No, I am not afraid of them Nor with the barking dogs In the street I am afraid More terrified For the flowers Blooming in every house Flowers still inside that Pristine bud So today I throw out the board Hanging outside my house  Where it’s written “Beware of Dogs”… Instead IContinue reading “Be Aware”

Bra

​I wear a bra that delights their sight and troubles me more A bra that tortures and imprison my chest A bra necessary to provide a shape. I wear a bra that focuses my feminity ,my cleavage A bra that locks the first layer of a female skin A bra that channelises a mother’s loveContinue reading “Bra”

Lost

I have locked my Arms in your arms My hands in your hand My eyes in your eyes My heart in your heart I have chained  Myself into you Not lost But found What was lost inside me I have locked Even my soul And renewed My existence We are but one We give outContinue reading “Lost”

Family

​A hot cup of Darjeeling tea in my hand Grandpa’s unending ancient stories, It’s our forever company Grandma’s moral proverbs – immortal Her sagacious hand, anointing us Baba’s jokes, humorous, filled with laughter Ama’s scolding vaporising in the air Kaka’s slow and gentle talk is healing Kaki’s sweet songs echoing everywhere Sisters narrating and exchangingContinue reading “Family”