October 2014 (1)

20 October 2014 at 23:21 (Poems/Poetry) (, , )

there are times
you don’t belong
you rummage inside them
which resembles going through drawers
in attemps to find a matching sock
but gets pointless after a while

to live a life you desire not to live
is a compromise for a while
similar to talk after sex with person
you don’t know and don’t want to know
‘for a while’ cannot be topped up
with another ‘for a while’
you turn quiet into a pleaded skirt
abandonned on a floor
suffer in silence
calculated disasters
await to be named
want to be wanted
for filling lungs with
might – have – beens for years (19th October 2014)

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September – October 2014 (2)

20 October 2014 at 23:17 (Poems/Poetry) (, , , , )

he had everything: pocket money
for toy guns and floral gums
girls who dropped their knickers in the play surgery
today is another Monday
twenty years after
he came in early to finish off the report
turned out to be just
another timid fool
subservient to media trending
yes, I will do that
of course, I will

to take one rejection after another
and still carry on
makes him as loyal to workplace
as ice cubes in the glass
money is the problem
or perhaps the answer
frustration that cannot be expressed
yearns youth years to reminisce
he knows it is better to find
the end of things before they find him
a lunch break in five minutes
postpones making a firm statement
with every bite of the sandwich
he wishes to be five again (18th September 2014)

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September – October 2014 (1)

20 October 2014 at 23:15 (Poems/Poetry) (, )

when he makes gaps
where the talk won’t go
I feel left alone on our fire escape
unable to smile in my mother tongue
some words are meant to follow us
after the dishes
which are washed and stacked
some never should
wonder if he has something to teach me
about the patience
I usually play with mine like with a napkin
rip it to snippets
fill the void with them
if it starts to tip
until steady back (18th September 2014)

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