The Persian Laila

Having feasted past-midnight, PersianLaila got up lazily at the stroke of twelve. Wearing her sparkling tiara, she rose with a numbing headache resultant of a hangover, Caused by the left-over French champagne that she drank greedily from the China glass of her Benevolent master. Her master’s darling she occupied a special place in his cozy lap …

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Metamorphosis

I grew up beyond the grey walls…. Walls that changed hues under varied spells, mama would strictly keep me inside.   The thick silver parapets adorned tiny holes, black ashen specks from where I marveled at the cruel oddity of the world.   A faded sepia of Papa hung at a crooked angle-tilted towards outside,shadowing other …

Lofty Desires

I aimed for the mountain top while rare florets ooze from the ground beneath me, I longed for the sparkling stars neglecting the lapis lazulis laying on the beds of the mighty rivers  I craved to suckle on the heavenly nectar, while bees synchronized intricate combs in my backyard then when the dusk spread its …

When I Die

When I die, do not cremate me lets not erect massive tombs or embellish any symbols, Let nature take its course.   No one will weep or mourn Just abandon my body on The Towers of Silence of ancient Zoroastrians followers of Ahura Muzda.   Scavengers will nibble, maggots will feast, worms will build their abode …

The Colossal Poise

I ran naked midst tall elephant grasses breathless, gasping for some air in my emaciated lungs collapsing  on the red Earth beneath.   Alarmed by the blob of sounds oozing from the fissures, leaned  and settled my left ear to listen to the heart-beats of my own unborn still floating in   vast cores.   Gentle pulsing sighs of life gone …

A Believer

Me a speck of dust insignificant particle  May be a believer or  may be not…. Yet here I am…, here I am with topaz rays of the glorious Sun on my  malformed face. Azure brook flowing gently through my blistered feet. Fluttering of crushed leaves, music to  mine ears. Buzzing of bees, melody of  fallen florets. …

Love And Lovers

Love a deceitful whispered silently in cold nights gently waking me from a self induced delirium, echos of those chatters and laughters, lingering on in some nights, for Love remains deceitful and dimpled lovers elusive , I humbly accept what my beloved offers knowing that price paid for few moments and sighs in love  is much …

Fangs of Sadness

Like a seizure sadness took hold of my withered heart a brutal blow , frenzied  it leapt, spat it’s venom  in tubular veins to merge with red liquids, now in possession of every fold of the body,  even when joyous  petals touche my cheek, love birds suckle on heavenly nectars, or naked rain drops take me in …

Child-like Blaze

In the deepest gorges of heart dwells a child-like puny little blaze,     A minuscule  bright topazic infant flame which glows in the darkness of shrewd  world of the  grown ups   The little flame never  fades, for it protects the naive hearts, from falling prey to the coldness of the corrupt     The child-like …

Voids of hearts

Voids of hearts are like withered leaves of bygone autumns   Young saplings do sprout in vibrant  springs, hope  takes birth in  fissures of  Earth    But the gloom of  marble tombstones erected on scarlet hearts forever lingers    Tombs inscribed on polished ruby  hearts stand like rows of platoons  of martyred  leaves   Midst celebrations  of …