I'M YOURS If you must, consume me in totality leave no trace – no fragrance, no rain, not even whisperings among seeds bursting to ground and shed-music of falling meteors – find me that obeisance rest of your red honeysuckle agreeing with the sweet daft. Slay me, if you must, for I am yours, but spare me the brutalities of certain birthing, happy endings. LOVE As I fall into your arms, I can hear the distinct click of the jail door in a rusty corner of the galaxy. You, my lover, were impatient for this precise moment dispersing me to light the night’s jazz fused with cosmic dust and saxophone. You steady your gaze, your belief in me unwavering even as I howling to moon and street lights, grapple with my weakening knees – tremble, unable to pin the ‘pain’. You, my lover, were certain this would be the precise moment when I’d return your gaze – broken, wanting all the love your petalled heart can hold – demanding, dissolving into the light-substance of your presence, this night’s other delights twigging, drumming to my heartbeats. I marvel at the precision of your timing, just when I thought all that is not there, seems lost; You appear, materialise Stuck as you are, in me, in this garden of crooked pathways, wayward roots whispering – sleep hours of creatures and last sips of tea. This time I’m certain, your departure is imminent – you take with you the night’s last melody – the seasons will change as the ethers of your blues ache, return those lost hours to me . . . You begin to perfect the tribhanga*, your flute wafting the stones and trickery. *Krishna’s tribhanga (“three parts break”) pose.
Gayatri Majumdar, the founder of The Brown Critique (1995–2015), has authored six books. She co-founded ‘Pondicherry Poets’ and curates numerous poetry/music events. Gayatri is associated with Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry
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That inexhaustible emotion captured with such freshness!
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