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Birthday Blues

A quarter century ago
I came to this world
Crying and kicking
Maybe it was wisdom
Mistaken
Maybe it was warning
Unheeded
That with every anniversary
The World will love you
A little less
That with every year gone
Life will slip away
A little more
But still, it is a milestone
And I mark mine
With my words.

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Who can?

Even I can’t
Stop myself from
Seeing you
In my dreams…
How can this world?


Marrying Midas

How can I explain my 

Growing fancy for everything

Golden?

A golden bangle on my wrist

A golden twinkle on my neck

A golden star for the night skies

A golden life breathed into

All things I see…

I married a medieval Midas

So rapt to belong

To this sparkling land!

 

And then they dawned upon me

My two choices:

To be touched;

Or not.


Rose tints

Today, I discarded the black tints

And viewed my world through 

Rose-tinted glasses.

Exhilarating as can be,

I know this wouldn’t last…

But, just for now, the world is

Not so bad;

Not so round;

And not so endless…

 

 


The broken bulb

In a world of glowering tungsten
The lone, broken bulb
Couldn’t remember
Who broke it…

Everything was a brightness
A sheen so pervasive
Hiding crimes
And fails
With twinkles

Not even shadows
Could be dark here
And the broken bulb stood
Useless; faceless,
Like riches among the
Fortunate


Order

There is little that survives Time
Long enough to see another day
But with the World so full
The little multiply into fake multitudes
And we believe the order’s never been disturbed

Maybe this was the order- that
Those that die, should die unnoticed
And those that get born
Should never know when to exit with grace
It’s a delusional Time
A morbid World


Time to wake up

I stood dripping 

water, energy and

A strong silence

 

The world had grown

Silent too- the silence of

A bated breath

 

Looking around I saw

Nothing; no one

But just the elements

Watching me close

 

In this capsule

I felt every breath

Of wind; every little

Movement of earth

 

I stood there

Under the star-less sky

Watching it

Fill up

 

One star at a time;

One moment at a time

Till the sky was light again

Though it wasn’t time

To wake up