[Note from Frolic: We’re so excited to welcome poet Shrutee Choudhary back to the site. She’s sharing more of her breathtaking modern love poems with us!]
1. It is time. my lips are quivering from holding behind a string of words
which keep queuing up
like immigrants at the border
ready, with their entire lives packed
in suitcases, ready
for what comes next.
i hold onto these words like my mother holds onto my grandmother’s worn out saree, refusing to give it away.
she won’t wash it, she won’t wear it. so her traces remain unadulterated, and if she closes her eyes really tight, she can almost conjure up her scent.
i hold onto them like a rope tied
to something precious at the other end, the rope scathing my clutched palms
the rope daring me to let go
I can’t. by now my entire being trembles, I’m unable to eat. the fork is a drumstick, a decoy music to the already ambient room.
you put your hand on my turbulent knee and give it a balmy, sunset smile
the kind that makes me want to leap through the monuments I’ve created out of my walls —
an entire town between my ready words and the rest of my life.
your eyes kiss my shaken demeanour, a drop of tear escapes mine
and all the queued up words
dissipate into a feeling
rowing a boat, in the silent lake of my emotions
and you smile, that smile,
loaded with meaning and a newfound knowledge
you smile an embrace, we don’t touch but you’re holding my face
and in the quietness of the moment
your earnest voice says
“I love you too”
and there we are
not a thing has changed around us except the rest of our lives.
2. your touch caused
upon my skin
so one night
I made you touch
all the darkness
galaxies were brought
About the Author:
When I’m not busy being a goofball, I like to complicate my life for a living, so I can try and uncomplicate it with words.
I like to travel and make pictures. I’m also an actor, so I’m really all about the stories.
In poetic terms,
I’m the wormhole between reality and fiction
I’m the rhyme and the contradiction.
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