Archive for the tag Poems

A Naive Caterpillar

I was anxious when I was told to come see you— anxieties many say I shouldn't have felt had I been with “the right one”.

Burning Dry

Its burning and bleeding dry So near, yet so farfetched the cry. Bantering, whom to blame Helplessly watching the flame In the name of Saffron and Green Hues of Rainbow in between

Stranger Things

It feels like I’m reading a sign at the train station, This can’t be me, can it? Buried under those fluorescent-dyed teddy bears, I’m the shiny little one in the corner, Maybe this time it’ll be my turn.

Memories Of Her

Defenceless against a civil war A pool of memories empties over Each corner, ceiling, cleavage cut open Your grateful smile, a touch and A playful chuckle that colours, Here, manifests itself on a 2 am shadow A still fan, dropping lights And frozen fires.

Someone Nice

Char of my burnt heart— Makes watery her eyes Tears skittering down on her hot cheeks I long to but cannot wipe

Skin Woes

The skin experts say to leave the pimple alone But I was sure she knew better The third time she said I walked around like a leprosy patient ‘With all that on your face’

On Her By Another Her

Momentarily shaken, out of This haze. Drugged by your love. Your previously sceptical voice: "You want me so bad,"accepting.

My Diana

All I wanted was to drop to my knees Put her body on the altar and revere her. Trace those veins I see on her neck See which terrains they lead my fingers to.

Echoing Voices

I wish I could be as bold as you, Scream as coherently as you, But all I have is a wave of volcanic anger Trapped in the closet of my heart.

By The Pichola Lake, Summer 2019

Those who have perfected the art of grieving will burnish their loss with tears till it is shiny and reflective. Something to sit in a collection.

Queer Song

Cages of patriarchy Bias, gender norms of society, The institutionalised oppression Of our challenging beauty.

Always A Bisexual

Yes, I will always be a bisexual Like you will always be heterosexual In that you won’t act out on your attraction Towards another woman And will respect us For as long as we both shall live