By Sharanya B
GARLANDED GUEST I wish to invite Aphrodite over for chai Katy Perry will do too The blue-eyed goddess could arrive On a dark horse and I shall stand At the entrance of my brown house Too unconventional for a twenty first century conversation but perhaps I could greet her With a tantalising inquiry “How are enemies made?” What fluxes out of your fingertips Webbing and falling over abstinence Like a silky cage and for heaven’s sake Enlighten me on “How do I make them stay?” I am blind to anachronism so I Couldn’t tell if it’s an Aphrodite or Katy Perry Brandishing their wisdom I would still stop them mid-sentence To only return with something brewing In an arabesque teacup You see, it might be sweltering here And revenge might be cold But chai is best served hot
Sharanya B lives in Trivandrum, Kerala and studies English literature. Her poems have been published in several magazines/sites such as Madras Courier, Literary Vibes, Annual anthology by Poetry Society of India and many more.
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