I am

the blanket

that covers you

when thunder calls


I am

the blanket

that shields you

from cold wind


I am

the blanket

that protects you

when insects bite


and if there is

one more thing

that this blanket

can do for you


I will

blanket you

from raging fire

just dampen me..





it is not a whim

when I first noticed you

it is not a flounder

when I first plunge into

your snowy talcum

to discover myself

wading towards

your remote enclave

lily in mouth

a tenderness of

endless white

and soft suppleness

a treasure bundled in calm

and gourmet richness

awakening my senses

with an endearing aroma

a new frontier

of wishful promises

that makes me

want to stay on





trinket box

I love to love you

I love to watch you move

I love that retro look

that chocolate long sleeve

and that mod short crop

cupping so prettily

over your melon seed face..

more so,

I love what you have

got to offer me

stashed inside

that small trinket box

left dangling on that mustard

coloured belt

you wear on your jeans..


I managed to peek into it

the other day

while you were putting on

your four-inch heels

and what I saw

was an assortment

of cures, potions and spices

designed to keep hope awake

and confidence

styled on a steady plateau

leading me to look

beyond those circular earrings

whilst blanketing us

with warmth and comfort

during twilight


I love to love you

I love to watch you move

I love what you have

got to offer me

stashed inside

that small trinket box..




loyal fan

you are my most loyal fan

ever since I first started

to act

you are always there

sitting in the front row


from curtain draw

to curtain close

no matter how I stumble

or fumble

on stage

no matter how many flaws

I make

you never stop paying attention

and I thank you


from where I stand

I watched you too

every night

you are always engrossed

synchronizing your facial gestures

with mine

to every emotion I express

I have seen you weep

I have seen you cheer and clap

I have also seen you anxious

and horrified

your gesture means a lot to me

especially to an actor like me

because it spurs me to act better

every other night


and every time without fail

when the show is about to end

you are the first to shout


you are my most loyal fan

and I bow down to you

like every actor would

but you did not stop there

just before the cheering fades

just when I thought the night is over

you will come up on stage

and give me your bouquet

and that is why I consider you

my most loyal fan

ever since..




a life of a rainbow

a life of a rainbow

a float of wanting

a twinkle of trees

a sparkle in your eyes


a fleece of wind

a string of trust

a boat of sunlight

a gleam in your smile


a gather of clouds

a now of forever

a calm of distance

a beauty in your breath


a hillock of wonder

a trunk of fortune

a platter of kisses

a chirping in your ears


a swirl of colours

a cup of wishes

a train of hearts

a radiance of hope..




sick audience

a       singer       unheard

a       score       unknown

a stage  unlike  the  rest

the  audience  murmurs


a        news        unheard

a   message    unknown

a gossip unlike the rest

the   audience   tremors


a        love         unheard

a        love        unknown

a  love  unlike   the  rest

the   audience  ruptures


sick                   audience..




tale from the sky

a foggy evening

a pale freezing sky

a swish of rain

a fall down its leaves..


a melt of you

a finger down your spine

a mango cusp the tree

a drip into the river..


a tune on its bark

a summer on your lobe

a canopy open

a twinkle of refreshing..


a tale from the sky

a couple in smiles

a playground of fingers

the waters sparkle..




bed of nails

all this while

I was lying on

this bed of nails

as the wind and rain

gorges my skin

from up above

keeping me distracted

I was totally unaware

of the pain

prickling below


when you came

into my life

and rested yourself on me

blocking me from the wind

and rain

only then did I

regain consciousness

and realize the discomfort

of having to lie

on this bed of nails..