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...

of fire and flower (on your 20th birthday)

`and the fire and the rose are one’
your elfin contours
a fire-flower performing art
extending skylines of your mind-body
in rosebuds of time you blossom
twenty sonatas of fire and flower
quintessential symphony
celestial fusion

in your passion glows kali
fire petals of opal consciousness
or lotus of youth
skin wrap on your thighs
or is it vedic fire
temple tintinnabulation
or your pulse beating
a fire spa
a havan kunda of femininity
you breathe fire into life
as springs unfurl you add
new redness to sun
in little butterflies soul
you dwell
in cool ganga waters your reflection
in falling sunbeams
in your shell oceans
have seeped in
the fire and flower consummation
your form magnolia
an avatar you are my fire goddess