the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
 
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
 
i am an unmarried mother
 
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
 
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
rebirth
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...
 

one: in search of self

if you ever visit
the shoals of my being
you will find a narrow alley
amid sooty sandbars
leading to a clueless
cul-de-sac
the abode of a lesser god

two: wanted a rebel

all consuming dusk
still gangetic waters
not a leaf flutters
birds glued to branches
stirrings without ripples
consonance with norm
when was a rebel last born?
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