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...

stealing a moment with you

a silent quiver
a pebble in the river
a gentle tug at memory strings
a cow's lazy undulating stroll in chowk bazar
a geriatric buddha's beatific smile
a cartwheel in an ancient temple
a listless walk in the setting sun
a quiet tryst with childhood

all it takes to steal moments with you