Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Always be in love


Me? I'm always looking for people to fall in love with.
So that I can talk about the curve of their hip, the way they sip
their morning coffee, tousle headed, sighing deeply.
Smiling up at me, sleepily, eyes crinkling at the corners,
like the creases in the sheets, like the knees of their bent out jeans,
like topics you're bursting to discuss, all mushed up together,
waiting to be smoothed out.

I'm always screaming out into the universe,
about this person or that,
someone I'm in love with.
Most of the time, they don't even know it,
but I've had babies with them
and they look just like the reflection of my bare knees
when I admire myself in the mirror as a tease, aiming to please
Wondering 'who wouldn't fall in love
with all of this,' grabbing at my love handles wildly I would say.

Poetry comes naturally to those who love
and those who lose that love
so I've been gazing open mouthed
at some of the sweetest, most intelligent men I have known,
wishing for a wind to have blown,
that ruffled my hair, raise my skirts flirtily,
and made me look like Jennifer Garner did in 13 going on 30,
when she stands in front of that jumbo fan,
and make them look at me,
like Mark Ruffalo looks at her,
and he knows,
and she knows.

But they don't
look at me,
they look at a young girl,
intensely juvenile,
with a naive, open smile,
who has a pretty name,
with a good brain behind her owlish frames,
and a great rack bent into that slouchy posture,
and a smart mouth within those wayward teeth.
and someone who could be,
but isn't.

But I could be, right?

I'll still fall in love with you.
Over and over.

So that I can write about your chin with the butt,
or the mole on your ear,
when I lean in close to whisper,
I'll always be in love with you.

So that I can write about all the glorious things
we wouldn't do.


At least I have words,
and I'll always be in love with them,
because they let me be in love with you.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Yes, still.

The heart has a way of finding you
Of reaching out,
Of catching the hiccough in your step
In others.

Or the way you shrug,
Roundedly,
In coy denial
Of your sheer genius.

It has a way of recognizing
Your eyes,
In that,
You don’t recognize yourself anymore
When you look in the mirror
Every day
The same way I do
And I don’t
See myself either.

The heart has a way of knowing
That you too,
Are wary
And aware
Of me.

But if you aren’t
Then so be it.

More happiness to you for it.

But the heart has a way of knowing.

It knows that,
Someday,
Somewhere,
Some place
In some time.

There will be regret,
Felt anew
Maybe by me,
Maybe by you.

I wish it weren’t true.

But the heart has a way
Of knowing
You.



Saturday, June 25, 2016

We were alone and I was singing this song, for you.

You have a song,
each of you
every one of you
and it makes me think of you.
If I miss you too much,
maybe I'll sing it too.

But you all have a song,
except two,
who possibly didn't mean much,
didn't brighten my days blue.

We start with you,
he's who'd stand out on the corner in the pouring rain,
but I didn't have a broken smile,
I, who didn't stay a while.

You will be loved, just not by me.

Then there's you without a song,
probably is, but in Klingon.

Then there's you,
with whom I did click,
you left a song, Sympathique.
It's all French, but it's so happy,
but you were practical, not at all sappy.

Successively came you,
my biggest crush,
the one I didn't touch.
Through the good times and the bad
you were the best I never had.

My other nameless,
faithless.

Then came you,
I convinced myself about you.
You probably did too.
We tried, we sure did,
I would've given
All of my love, all of my love,
all of my love to you.

You probably would too,
just not to me,
it wasn't me.
I pray you will find someone,
your special meant to be.

Then comes you,
the disillusioned one,
you taught me that
if you're in love
you are the lucky one,
cause most of our feelings
they are dead and they are gone.

I wish they weren't though.

But after you, came you,
I don't have a song,
but I have lot's to say,
as did you.
Attaching yourself
in the most unattached way possible.
Maybe something like
the more I see, the less I know,
the more I'd like to let it go.

Finally, there was you,
another of the best I never hads,
but you were something else,
your body was a cage,
that kept you from dancing
with the one you loved.

That wasn't me, but it sure as hell will be someone,
one day,
I hope you set yourself free.


Does anyone know my song?


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Storm weather

It starts brewing suddenly
Quietly
Mostly uncertainly
Unpredictably

But you go along with it
Because its
Pleasantly
Surprisingly
Ferociously
Friendly

With gusts
And guffaws
It entices you
And traps you

To laugh
When it laughs
And you spread your arms
Expectantly
While it sweeps you up

Majestically 
Wildly
Fervently
Vehemently
Insistently

And you sway
And enjoy
And bask
And get drenched
In the storm

What do you know.

When the birds fly away
And motes in your eye
Start to play.

What do you know.

For the storm
Is you
For me

Unpredictably
Certainly
Unimaginably
Concretely
Unfortunately
It's oddly
Lovely. 

The storm,
It's fantastically
Phenomenally
Personally
You.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Scraps of Love

Here's a list of things I wrote in my last diary. These are only things I wrote and I found that even I had written them beautifully. I hope they're prophetic.


  • We'll travel the world together, stand knee deep in freezing water and be content with the blue lips of the other, even if we kiss and can't feel it. 


(On the back of this, incidentally, it says, 'But it's not big enough.' 'Goodbye.'
I'm sure I was talking about the size of a reason.) :P



  • Till then, thank you for making my words move, they've been stuck at the back of my throat for altogether too much time. 




  • If he continues his profession, I can never be his, he can never be mine, because I don't want to be loved just half the time. 


(Again, the back says,
'I am NOT second pickings. Fall in love with me absolutely, completely, head over heelsy. So much that you would stop over here before your own home.')


And, here's my

Ugly Poem

I'm scratching the surface
of you.
I'm scratching this skin
of mine.
Maybe, beneath this epidermis,
you will notice
what beats.

If I dig hard enough,
maybe I'll reach a place
that's raw, red and aching.
That'll change the look on your face.

I'll gouge it out, I swear.
Someday you might even believe me.
And I'll show it to you, I swear.
What you should've already seen.

It'll come much later,
once I'm gone,
what I'm looking for.
I'll be lying in a pool of your warm regret.
Fresh from your eyes,
slightly old, from my veins.

Once it does come,
and it'll approach
like the evil evening storm.
that hits you everyday,
bowing you down,
stuffing motes in your eyes
that render you blind,
that you will realise,
you've always been blind.

You'll say things like
'Like a drum baby don't stop beating'
But listen closely,
look at my frayed heart,
and the spatter pattern on the wall.
I've just stopped bleeding.

That's because
your finger blocks
the staccato, now erratic
hum of my heart.

Sit back,
rock me close to your breath
and hope and pray
I stay.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The unbeknownst talent of breaking your own heart

The fault with being a love lorn person like me, is that you're always falling in and out of love.

Now here's the catch, I'm particularly falling in love with a single person, or people or even dogs. I'm falling in love with an idea of a person who may or may not know I exist. THEN, when that person doesn't respond, I become broken hearted, which is terrible, because no one even broke my heart.

So, in effect, I am capable of doing that myself.

This is possibly a symptom of having too much time on one's hands. Also a possible symptom of watching too many rom coms that have just put this vague idea of a knight in shining armour practically falling into my lap when I'm at my frazzled best and fall in love with me while I shop in my sweats.

But in effect, that'll never happen, because if you've ever seen me, I rock a solid oily glare when I'm in that state. And more importantly, why would anyone approach me when I look like that?

Or when I do the thing where I fall in love with someone whom I've just started talking to, and then I become clingy and confuse the other person to pieces if I am cool or am I just crazy.

Anywhoo, being a heartslut, it's easy to break your own heart. No one else, just you and your multiple parallel universes. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Longing, belonging

What belongs to you
What belongs to me
Rests like wrecks beneath
This reckless sea

What belongs to you
Betwixt a series of heartbeats
A gathering of sighs
And a multitude of blinks

Is what your mind keeps
when your heart weeps
and your soul leaps
amidst a thousand sleeps

Answer me this then,
Our first rainy afternoon,
Does that belong to you
Because I swear, it could be mine too.

I’m about to turn away,
But I’d like to take my belongings,
Would you pack up my memories for me?
Neatly, with a sigh of longing.

I’m about to leave,
But where do I go?
You’re the only
home I know.

I belong to you,
You belong to me.




I belonged to you,
You belonged to me.