[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 ) you fill up a room with heart
and when you step out of the door
it falls apart
it’s just four walls and vain furnishing
a box, awaiting some meaning
I guess what I’m trying to say is
you fill up my heart
so maybe, don’t leave?
2) It still feels like yesterday
and a million years ago
when I melted into your arms
the way snow melts, when it rains
my lips turned to ash
the red in me began to live
within your veins.
I know it’s summer now
but the scent on your sweatshirt remains
so I make my room go really, really cold
just so I can sleep close to you again.
3 ) the night before I left for home
you kissed me softly, reminding me
that it won’t be long until
we’d be back together again
hands clasped, bodies entangled
and while I was gone
you promised to send me a song
one for each day
it has been sixty five days
of being without you
and I bet they don’t write songs
about the situation we are in
so do I write one?
something about the weather
being stormy for three months
submerging everything that is
something about time being
bipolar, countries being at war
the poor dying
something about a tiny something
invisible but infectious
like the brackets around your smile
and I, drawing a warm bath
of privilege, standing on a ledge
screaming your name
until my phone makes a sound
and it’s one of your songs again.
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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