Déjà vu

I chanced upon a musty old book

Out slipped brittle paper letters

Love notes

Of lovers from a different time

Baring their soul

In words to one another

Innocent of my reading eyes

Why do they seem to be speaking to me?

Of a lucky moment

Coming closer in this lifetime

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Code RED

I see danger

A tomato-red shirt and

A peeping white lacy brassiere

I smell mischief

I smell mischief up your sleeve

I taste temptation

I’m craving the taste of you

I touch me

You touch you

I lick my lips

It’s so hot

I’m popping a button or two

“In the mood to play?

A game for big boys and girls”

“Darling, you’re such a striptease,

Let the games begin!”

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“When temptation knocks, imagination usually answers.”- Dan Bennett

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Just sit with me

Eyes downcast

I sit by life’s well

Contemplating the ruins

All the plans gone astray

Feeling helpless

Tense mind and fidgety fingers

Unable to stop the train of punishing thoughts

Clicking steps close in

She comes, sits by me

Side by side

Comes closer still

Suddenly the weight on my shoulder lifts

Her dainty hand pats my knee

Hand in hand   in silence we sit

Not a word is said

Hugging hands say

I know, you know

I know you know

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‘When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.’

 

 

Matching wounds

In the middle of nowhere

The sky inked midnight blue

Deep in the dark

Crickets chirping

Break the silence of the night

I wake up

My head’s on his shoulder

First surprise, then recall

Finally recognition dawns

I touch my face

Thoughts whisper to me-

Is this real?

What happened?

Where are we?

Who is out there?

He looks me in the eye

Answering my unspoken thoughts

“Don’t worry dear

Together we’ll figure out the mysteries of this life”

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Photo by Ryan Jacobson on Unsplash

Just a human being

 

One pensive evening

I find myself lost in deep thought

Searching for the truth

Nothing can comfort me

Neither food nor routine

 

“Dear one,

Not to worry

Be it good or bad

Be it insult or flattery

We share the burden

Of  every fault and blame

Coz we’re partners in crime

Like a fork and a knife

Like a body and a shadow

Like a whisper and an echo

Like the bone and its marrow

Stay vulnerable

You’re just a human being

Open your heart

Lay bare your secrets

Look me in the eye

Lemme read your soul

I’m your confidante

I will forever stay

 

Don’t be so hard on yourself

I promise

Everything will be just fine

Sparkle and shine

And we’ll paint the world a burgundy wine.”

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Relief

 

I return home

Dreary and tired

Wincing in pain

Ooh! Ouch!

Wounded from life’s daily battles

Wound up tight

Frowning and fretting

The world can be clinical and cold

Just living day to day

Is a superhuman feat

She takes my hands in hers

Her comforting presence

Her angelic touch

Her healing hands

Soft and gentle

Embalm my soul

Only you can make me smile through my trials

Only you can make mild my mistakes

Only you can put my creases at ease

Only you can help me unwind

Only you can make me chuckle at my many moods

Only you can help put my worries to bed

I can be brave in this excruciating pain

Only ‘cause I know you have my back

Falling and failing

But as long as You’re in my corner

I’m getting back on my feet.

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Kintsukuroi

Come one! Come all!

No matter the size or shape of your mortal frames

Bring your broken hearts

Bring your shattered dreams

Bring your cracked resolves

Bring every scrape from every escape

All the bumps from life’s knocks

Bring every bruise and scratch

Bring every fault line and blemish

 

To the Master potter

With the Midas touch

No matter the twisted bends

He has the ingenious mends

Don’t hide your chips

No need to cover up your scars

Bring the jumbled puzzle

He will make good the missing piece

Bring all your broken seams and flaws

Take your imperfect weight in gold

 

So hurry up!

Wait not!

Bring the darkness of centuries

Walkout into the light of infinity

Not good as new

But an even better vessel!

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum_ As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part