Sunday, October 23, 2011

Black and White

My eyes are black
My skin is black
And black absorbs it all..
Absorbs the dreams plundered
Absorbs the cries of hunger
Absorbs the years of longing
And the struggles futile..
I sit next to you in a crowded bus
You sift, you don't even smile
Even though my smile is white, whiter than their arms.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When I went skating with her

There was snow and there was wind
And a new year promise yet to be made,
When I went skating with her.
Every fall a squeal of joy
Every tumble the mirth of friendship;
As we fell together and rose again
To the rhythm of being us!

(A picture of how even failures become reasons to celebrate in the company of right people.)