lifeless bark

I am all dead wood

ever since you appeared

tiny shoots took form

on my once lifeless bark

.

not too long ago

I noticed two little leaves

above it

a bloom..

.

.

.

blanket

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..

.

.

.

eternally

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

eternally..

.

.

.

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

alone

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

ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!

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..

.

.

.