• chitrotpala 39w

    a poem is a prose
    written to the cosmos
    whose letters combine
    to spell catastrophes

    a poem is two teaspoons
    of sugar ma adds to our
    chai every day after her
    morning prayer

    a poem is my best friend
    giving me a tight hug
    when i am too dispersed
    to gather my broken heart

    a poem is my grandma
    making her all-time
    special aloo bhaja
    for lunch on june days

    a poem is a love letter
    written by rumi roaming
    in a vineyard, with his
    soul drunken on love

    a poem is a pillow that
    soaks my tears every
    night and helps me look
    stronger during daytime

    a poem is an old man
    holding a yellow flower
    cracked open from a
    soil prone to famine

    a poem is a rose i wish
    to gift to all souls on this
    earth for being a warrior
    of their own kind

    a poem is an escapeway
    i use to release my soul
    at times to let it live
    many lives in one lifetime
    ©chitrotpala