तुम को देखा तो ये खयाल. “I saw you; then this thought…”

“I saw you, then this thought came that life is the heat, and you are the leafy shade Today again, the heart made one wish today again I reconciled the heart life is the heat, and you are the leafy shade I saw you, then this thought came If you leave, then I shall think […]

Wild Shiva

He’s got long dreadlocks and blue-black patchy skin He dances atop planets and creates cosmos with every turn His dance is powerful and wild He widens his eyes and sticks out his red tongue. Shiva dances with passion amid the cosmos He can erupt a volcano with the snap of a finger He spreads the […]

Prostitute

He saw her standing around in the middle of the road. She seemed disconnected and out of place. She hair was dirty, matted, and unkempt. She had scars over her dark skin. Her fabric of clothing, a saree, was dirty and had holes in it. She was really no different from any other young beggars […]

Ponzi scheme dreams

I don’t claim to be a saint He said I’ll steal for you, lie for you, fight for you So that you can live like a queen In a pink and maroon house surrounded by trees that you love Papaya, mango and plantains I’ll buy you all the jewels in the world Raise your dreams […]

What do you find meaning in?

For the longest time it’s been banana trees, coconut trees, marigolds, lotuses, cotton, sugar canes, Bees Ants Sunshine Warm rain Clay Bamboo Pigeons and sparrows

Noori

There’s a beautiful bird out in a forest. She flies her little wings up and down the hilly terrain near the glistening, cold Himalayas. They refer to her as Noori; this beautiful, colorful bird. On rare occasions they get a glimpse of her striking beauty. Yet always, they hear her tweeting her silly, sweet songs […]

Chari चरी (Bird)

Oh sweet bird, you who flies across from my house to his You are so high above, I wanna touch and pet you But you hurt me so, as you fly towards the rainbow always out of my reach. You cut me deep, each time you flutter away in dreams And I’m left dying with […]

Pedestal

I put you on a pedestal, With fighting fish crawling under the mud at your feet In a serene place enchanted with greenery Where the rain drops with fragrant flowers All around you, and at your feet Where the monkeys laugh and play in swings atop balconies, And the dragon snake slithers through the skies […]

Satisfaction

You and me, side by side, on the back of a rattling bus Looking at each other smilingly; while hair strands fly across my face from the harsh winds that barge through the window Along this crazy, winding, bumpy ride. There’s so much joy bursting inside me, acknowledging that I get to touch your warm […]