Sunset for two

I wrote a bit of something in the air with a little more love and a little more care.
I wish that you don’t, but if you feel alone, open your eyes, look around and behold.
We got carried away with our lives, fallen behind from keeping tracks. We can still whisper our messages and say our prayers.

Shaken

My feathers get sharper in hurricanes, but I create troubles for myself in my brain. I’m notorious for seclusion, but when it comes to passion I’ve earned myself some fame. I fly up to the moon and fall back in rain. I’m locked in paradox; I have no one to blame. I dream of you…

Bicycle

I walked backwards, I did headstand, I mimicked, I juggled, did the private dance to make it interesting. I tried to understand your deliberate nonsense. I ate and swallowed my offense, and wriggled on your palm to keep it working. I did what I could. But I can’t, I can’t be the only wheel of…

Creamy

I wake up from a nightmare with a violent pounding as if my heart swelled and consumed the hollow of my insides, beating everywhere all at once. My body pounds in a rhythm and I feel delicate like an egg that’s about to crack. I sit up cautiously so I don’t interrupt the mechanics of…

World upside down

She ran behind ducklings. She had a heart of pulp. She had a face of heart. She had a purple tongue. She was a work of art. She was the princess of her town. She saw the world upside down. She loved Motordrome. She loved looping cars. She often made her face. She smelled old…

The Idea of You – V

Hold your peachy face in my hands. Rub my thumbs a little around your blush. Kiss you just a little so we both shudder, and trace the anatomy of your jawline and ears. Squeeze a little your neck in my grasp. Feel your smooth skin hiding hard collarbones. Draw one broken heart on your chest,…

Iceberg

I am re-posting this poem from last year. Read it first without the parts in brackets, then everything together. Let me know your thoughts when you’re done reading. Enjoy! I am romanticized as modern-day hot blond from chick romantic comedies. I am (sarcastic as) butt-throbbing (spankings). I am characterized as sweet & delicate cotton-candies, and…

Dreams of rain

My words, I write them on a leaf, and eat back again. It hurts, so much I don’t want to sleep, and wake-up again. Sweet love, I wish to choke you in your sleep, or pop your brain. So numb, I want to stick a knife in my throat, and feel the pain. Enough, I…

Blood between lines

I’ve been missing your malevolent taunts. It’s been, darling, a long time. The way you would say always nasty things when often my words rhymed. You would make fun of it when you’re with your friends. It would break me down, but I smile; the cycle never ends. Then I would burn my poems, and…

Too dumb to be important

We’ve always been hopeless, and now our usual blue, clamped overhead with gazillion thumbtacks, has fallen upon us like an enormous canopy. The pale blue, an overlooked wound, we were too proud to not have, spews us with some more gray. We’ve started to believe this canopy is too big too thick for us to…

A lot like coffee

An empty street devoid of any human, and a bitter coffee is enough to remind me of you. How are you? Enjoying solitude? Enjoying indoors? I assumed you lived on attention, but now that I know you’re still hanging in there, I feel proud of you. It’s not a joke that you’ve come this far,…

No

I say ‘no’; you say ‘yes’. I say ‘not now’; you say ‘oh, yes’. I say ‘wait’; you say ‘no’. I see your mouth, I say ‘okay’. I say ‘down’; you say ‘up’. I say ‘no’; you say ‘yes’. I say ‘but’; you say ‘up!’, I see your eyes, I say ‘okay’. I say ‘safe?’;…

One fine kiss

I’m high, but can you please clarify, why do you slip your tongue in my mouth, when you have to act so shy? If this is how you take control, then please know, it works like charm. If it’s some game, then darling you win. If it’s a litmus test, know that it’s all red;…

A snippet from Together Never

It had been three days fighting the temptation. Despite normal handshakes, Neal didn’t touch Marisa, nor had an edgy conversation that could stir the allure and made him crawl toward her. The pain Marisa felt was not limited to her. It had also twirled around Neal’s abdomen. But unlike her, he had googled that it…

I’m fine

The tiny, half heart sizzles and burns on my wrist the other half of which you got erased. I think I’ll take some pills to sleep a little. I don’t remember when I last slept; must have been days. I stalk you on Instagram, I’m sorry, but the lilt and glee in your stories I…

Pleasure and Pain

Stepping out from bathroom after a hot shower, she asks widening her brown eyes at me “why does your writing have always a hint of sadness?” as she makes a half-hearted attempt to cover her naked body in bathrobe. “Why is it struggle and pain that seeps out even when we are happy?” Her impromptu…

Static

It is 2 am, drenched in whisky and loneliness I sit at the rooftop. Fragments of our past pass through me, shattering the interior at molecular level. I feel like a satellite that got hit by a parade of solar-dust particles and cannot help but consume the impact and spin in frenzy circles as the…

Loner

Outside my living room’s wall-size window, there is a flock of pigeons, gathered on a telephone wire. They are cooing in broken chorus, like an endless chattering of immature, careless teenagers about their Instagram profiles. There is no pattern, no synchronization. Every pigeon has its own song, its own rhythm. I’m no expert but I…

Bad Timing

I saw you struggling making your way through the day as if you were put on a planet where being beautiful and nice was like plague, and expecting love in return that you carried in your own heart was the most sinister thing to do. Neatly dressed and walking around elegantly, carrying out a battle…

Open Up

Strange things are happening. I feel I’m drifting toward OCD a bit more, or is it just the repercussions of getting older? I’m trying really hard to not to be a part of social compulsions, but since everyone around is so dripping in it, I cannot help but feel it is me who is odd….