Category Archives: Idle Thoughts

Devotion

Love is cheap My krishna declares. Jasmine creepers Swirl their fragrance Every evening in season. And only housewives wear Regular sweet smelling jasmine. Love is common place My krishna denounces You only think it’s unique and precious. But you will … Continue reading

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Fear

The flowers in my garden Don’t care for nurture And even less for love. They will strew themselves On mud and cement. Allow themselves to be trampled By an exciting but callous wind. They will lounge in the sun And … Continue reading

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Desire

The earth has everything. This is what I say. This is what they say. Your world is perfect. What for you? What I want is my krishna And if he is as unattainable as the sky Then I don’t have … Continue reading

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Barren

I carry the image of krishna in my womb. I birth the future of krishna in my thoughts. I breathe life to the reality of krishna through my words. I nurture the passion of krishna against my breast. I am … Continue reading

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Ajji was born in 1929

Ajji was born in 1929 and so she doesn’t care that she was born on International Women’s Day. She begins her day with strong filter coffee brewed almost black with just a hint of milk. She no longer prays at the … Continue reading

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Ambition

This year, the fish washed ashore on International Women’s Day. Dead, inedible, and entirely an eyesore. Naturally, we blamed the fish. We realised that it was asking for it. The reports confirmed it. The fish wanted oxygen. Imagine that kind … Continue reading

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Greta Garbo

The year has taught you reticence and fear. You fear revealing too much of yourself. You know judgments don’t matter to you, but they matter somewhere, elsewhere, and this year you have seen what it means when the otherwheres collide … Continue reading

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