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...
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...

Paro Next 

Village belle on song 
Radiant like a sunflower 
She touches herself and feels no guilt 
Dumping centuries of self flagellation 
Chats on the web and shoots herself in the buff 
Pleasuring the loverboy in London 
Cycles to fecund mustard fields 
Mattress in tow for a tryst with her man 
Gives him head with aplomb 
That comes when you ride your sexuality 
The aggressor, the giver, the defiant 
A mind that makes the body swell 
And pride that’s sincere and audacious 
When he spurns her, she moves on 
With a quiet dignity and dances at her marriage 
While he plunges into a spiral of psychedelia 
She is today’s woman 
Real and fleshy, diva and dragon, flower and fire-eater 
Balancer of many things, accomplisher of more 
And proud to be so 
Got a problem with her? 
Fuck you.

15 February 2009 
Inspired by Dev D.