Saturday, January 28, 2017

Love Song of a Broken Woman




Muses are not always
Greek goddesses
Stories often lack
mythical significance

The chaotic noises
in a troubled mind
And the hole in the chest
Carved where once
blood pumped feelings
Are a broken soul's tavern

Tired is the only
Universal feeling
Of making up, making out
Breaking in ,breaking out
Breakdown

Fallen in love
Icarus or Lucifer
Just a woman
In an eternal fall

Shards of careless words
Peel the remains of love
From a carcass called body
And then the master stroke
Silence - to drive the knife home

And twist it to the last.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

DISPOSABLE






The blank page stares back
sometimes silence
is the loudest howl

HOWL means Ginsberg 
the angst of 
having a love
no one understood

walking through life
as a grand supermarket
all shelves
marked DISPOSABLE.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Skyfall





The world is a voyeur
in this souk of words
it constantly demands
Nudes of the souls

mine are mostly
self-portraits
in pastels and greys
palettes get limited
by the lenses of
joy and pain
life spins like a wheel

Time is a razor
twin-blades - love and deceit
unlimited close shaves
of too many trieds
and could-have-beens

With Hemingway
in the trench of depression
I learnt that
the heart of a writer
is their only bait

Memories nibble on it
shred by shred
maybe that's why 
most cages
are made of ribs

In an old playlist
-" ....you may have my number
you can take my name
but you'll never have my heart"

The wild  thing
In my cage
Howls
and remembers
someone sing

Monday, January 9, 2017

Self-portrait








The reluctance of touching
A gossamer dream
Which could shatter
With a careless caress
Or a thoughtless word

The pain of knowing
Momentariness
Fragility and  inadequacy
Of that rainbow bubble
Called love

Edge of the sword
Waking the thin line
Between now or never
Only now,never again
Acrobatics known as heartbeats

Love is soul's
Self-portrait
Or nothing !


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life Oxymora

Familiar strangers
Distant intimacies
Cold fires
Dark Light

Lost hopes
Living dead
Open cages
True lies

Fragile strength
Healed hurt
Sad smiles
Momentary forever

Square Circumference
Cruel Kindness
Life oxymora !



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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
Frankenstein
The Odyssey
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
Eat, Pray, Love
Lolita
The Da Vinci Code
The Kite Runner
The Silence of the Lambs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Notebook
Gone With the Wind
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The Human Bean Cafe, Ontario

The Human Bean Cafe, Ontario
my work on display there !!!!!