Dear friend, I dreamt of you today. We were lunching at a restaurant. Maybe with our wives or girlfriends. Or not. It does not matter. You looked the same like you did five years ago. I’m guessing so did I. But I can’t be sure; I couldn’t see myself. Hey, it was a dream. We … Continue reading Changing Course
People often tell me I look younger than I am. Some impolite bastards even say I'm lying about my age. Now, what can I possibly gain from lying, except some pride? I have that in small measure, so any source is okay. But I digress. When someone does say I look younger, I am in … Continue reading Younger
Today, I dismantled the chords of a song and laid them in the sun. Too bad they didn't spell out my name. Today, I crumpled the sky like a towel. I wanted to see the other side, the politics of planets, and verify if physics obeys its laws when we are watching. Scratch that. The … Continue reading Look! It’s me.
This piece is a little experimental and mostly accidental. I'd welcome constructive feedback. Do we measure sparks by the fire they produce? By how they sprout tongues and feet, traveling miles, sometimes lighting a ring of fire so they're back where they broke out? What about the sparks that don't empty themselves, that never find … Continue reading Searching for sparks
You are the bird that rests on my shoulder and eats from my palm. You are free to fly away for an hour, for a day, a week or even a month. You are free to never return. And I am free to stop standing still, to stop waiting for your claws to curve around … Continue reading Choices
When words took on shapes and bodies spoke, with outstretched arms, with dancing eyes, with the flick of a wrist, with that slight turn of the lips, with a raised eyebrow, when hands and feet and hips and fingers sculpted stories, retold histories, spelled out sounds without consonants or vowels. When we did not need … Continue reading Improv Love
The cold air of the AC grazes my neck. Our lattes arrive. I glance at the frothy cream in my cup and look at my father, wondering if he misses the Irani restaurant that has been replaced by this café. He says he doesn’t. He tells me the Irani place shut shop years ago. He … Continue reading Displacement
There was a time when most spam emails promised to increase penis size. They were clearly one-dimensional. And focussed. I see spam today has evolved organically just like the rest of the internet. So occasionally, on a laidback day, which is mostly a weekly phenomenon, I entertain myself by skimming through the unread messages in … Continue reading The alternate universes in my mailbox
Experimenting with a palindrome poem. Tongues imprison words, Vowels quietened, some dying sounds. Filtered noise is Silence. Silence is noise filtered. Sounds dying, some quietened vowels, words imprison tongues.
My teeth are dying. My dentist, using his cliched euphemism for mercy killing says I need to go for a root canal. Several root canals, three in total. Who is he kidding? I know they are dying and a root canal is only coldblooded murder, a way of saying ‘Goodbye friend, you did your job … Continue reading Preservation