More Poetry&Prose Poetry&Prose — 17 November 2012

(for the man I left behind) – a poem by Madhuri

Full-clothed over the ocean came i
far from you
to find my naked world

covered in mud

Damp and jacketed in England was i
far from you
to find my naked world

Striding past fat disconsolate
brown hairy families
to the end of the beach
where rocks come down to the spangled sea
and a tribe of primates
with lit-up brows and crowns
and mischievous neon mouths
have coated each other with greenish mud
from the cliffs;
and pose like Khajuraho
with neon tongues -
for the cameras of their fellows;
Snake-dark women lolling,
men warrior-straight,
then bending -
i too now painted with conscious stroke
belly and thighs
around my breasts with joyful respecting -

covered in mud

My naked world -
Your tractor-steady land
sucked fast out to sea
…a wave strewn with vanishing
sand -

Poem by Madhuri
Corfu, near Arillas, September 5, 2012

Related News

Apartment Love Lasagna

Apartment Love Lasagna

August 22, 2014
The Moon Interviews Me

The Moon Interviews Me

August 13, 2014
I Should Have Said

I Should Have Said

August 04, 2014
For a Platonic Lover

For a Platonic Lover

July 01, 2014
I Am an Ing

I Am an Ing

June 30, 2014
It Comes and Strikes

It Comes and Strikes

June 28, 2014

Share

About Author

Punya