She seems just a chit of a girl
Who achieves to be woman
A girl and a half, in a hollow,
For her new birth to be born
On stomach round as sphere .
And as she walks like breeze
A sea of emerald is shaping
Inside belly for ace swimmer
Who will burst from its aqua
To breathe a breeze outside.
We were other’s shadows born
From a fleeting glimpse of love
In darkness that would precede
Our own preternatural existence.
Shadows do not touch shadows.
They will stop waving on a wall
When we are dust and shadow
Of a shadowy former existence.
Being made from calcium dust,
Knees are worn,unable to hold.
The heart has its fears beating
In a rib cage for worn out discs.
A surgeon’s scalpel will replace
The calcium discs by pure gold.
Outside, sun will be pure gold
Like the gold disc in her knee.
Your life is filled with exoticism
That is strange and is a legend
A wave that crests and breaks
To fall on itself in its dispersal
Of your self, in your moments,
Each a legend in a vague sleep
Forgetting the wave each time
What it means to take forward.
Through the wide passage of time,
Aunties come to ask about uncles.
Passage is wide that wide aunties
Could easily pass and uncles sport
Hair that does not stand on moon.
Uncles are boys from old passage.
Aunties had such moonlit giggles,
They may have slipped on moons.
Trees are dust gray from a night
Hosting dark crows, now awake
To a temporary color of the sea
Color of crow waiting for waves
To throw dead turtle from a net
And another crow’s day begins.
Crows are black in their bodies
Fascinated by colourless death.
Death has no color in deep sea
Except of an exaggerated color
Of the pearls that were his eyes
Of fisherman who rose and fell.
Lime arises out of sizzle by stone
When water seeps stone innards
Since they were once fish in sea.
Flesh is colorless on white bones
Pure and white like the fish fossil.
Its white is all colors and no fish.
We are short of calcium of bones.
It gives them pearl-white plasticity.
Bones may break from monotony
Short of their whitening calcium.
Whitewashed flesh on no bones
Can hardly walk a cat on the roof.