Modern Love Poetry: In the Spotlight of Moon Beams by Shrutee Choudhary


[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!]


I took a shower tonight

in the spotlight

of moonbeams

and it so happened

that the wind mimicked

your heavy breathing

a split second before

your kisses landed

upon my mouth

stars began to drip

like water

running down

my body

your fingertips traced

my spine

my eyes remained closed


and I could not tell

where the night ended

and you began.


the garden in my body

to me

you were the split-second

moment, that decided

whether the next one

would end up in relief or

in the arms of a tragedy

so the day I embraced you

it meant that I was okay

with choosing

either life or death

in a split-second

and to me, that was

the very definition of

falling in love.

i hate how i know about

romeo and juliet

but not about a million

other love stories that

never got documented

for ending without

an end

so if i could, i would

write a book of

unfinished poems

of concrete beginnings

consumed by quicksand

of messages in bottles

never making it to land.


five thoughts by the window

1) a day is two years long

on mercury

i think that time might be

grinding to a halt here

on earth too

because a day without you

is a lifetime gone to waste.

2) a single mug sits in my sink

a lot longer than two mugs. because

you are not here to do the dishes with.

such an ordinary thing

turns into a monumental thing

to miss.

3) maybe the love i hold for you

cannot be contained in a vessel

it is as seamless and old as

the Universe itself, just as eternal.

4) i sound like a madwoman

when i write poems about love

but if i hadn’t been so crazy,

i would never have experienced


5) there are so many lulls now

if only you were here

to make love to —

there would’ve been, a storm.

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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