Literature, Social

Multilingual

One asks, what is the language of silence ? One says its the mother tongue  What do I say when my mother tongues are more than one? A chaos in silence One asks what is the language of thoughts ? One says its the mother tongue  I say, to give thoughts a language is to constrict them I don’t know…

Continue Reading

Literature

Cardigan

There is a green cardigan, buried deep under my bed Not the green of leaves, or green of eyes But the green of lollipops meets the green of vintage hardbacks It is buried with blankets, and old clothes that no longer fit, and my parents’ marriage photo album. The cardigan smells of mothballs, and lonely winters, and ecstatic sweat Motorbike…

Continue Reading

Literature, Social

Urbanique

  Dull yellow buildings, musty air Smell of sweat, stenching dreams Sleepless nights, ochre mornings Windows collapsing on each other Like bodies in a metro Shirts sticking, eyes aching What are they searching for ? I can’t fathom whether they are happy or sad Or just surviving Long rides on hurrying roads Smell of smoke brings you home I count…

Continue Reading