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...

Devdas 2009 A.D.  

A wiry village lad goes to London

And gets an education

Rings up childhood sweetheart

Getting off in cold suburbia

In town, all he wants is to grab her

Butt, boobs and the rest


When she gets married

He sinks in booze and broads

Wastrel of a man

Lusting for love, running from life

A creature of the dark

An epic tragic hero?

Call him Dev D or Joe

He needs a woman

A mother, a lover

To rescue him from phantasma

A loser in the city of women

Sounds familiar?

Get a new fix, man

Your body stinks

And your soul is drowned

In a bowl of tear-stained heaven

Paro is gone, so may Chanda

If your breath smells

She may dump you

Before your next Vodka  

Dev D, cool dude

Smell the coffee.

19 February 2009
Inspired by Dev D.