Monday, November 06, 2006

Sleepy Lee

"Whdn i wke uq
i wjll sfnd you
a messbge", sge
sbid. i lopked at
tge mfsg and
smkled tp mslf.
so whbt if sge
can't gft up ebrly?
npbody has euer
mbde rubbhsh
snund so good.
tnks fr the sms.
gp bacl to slp!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Love Lee

at times i wonder
whether you wish
i'm like other guys.
and that's when
i want to tell you
i'm, unfortunately,
not like other guys.
it's why i'll never
take you for a ride.
or a fool. it's what
other guys do.
meanwhile, i think
my lucky stars for
being with a girl
who's not like other
girls. yours, mushy lee.

Systematic Lee

think of a plan
pull up a chair
sit yourself down
dig a deep hole
dive right in
line with words
consider an end
find the means
take it in steps
little by little
that's how you
come up with
a quick shoem.
enjoy responsibly.
now go practice.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Mind's I

i thought it was about drugs
i thought it was about agents
i thought it was about looks
i thought it was about contacts
i thought it was about nationality
i thought it was about breaks
i thought it was about time
i thought it was about peace
i thought it was about inspiration
i thought it was about the market
i thought it was about timing
i thought it was about different
i thought it was about everything
except the one thing i think
it is about: writing. i think.

Writers' flock

first, i was shocked.
was it really you?
then, i checked
i was relieved.
it wasn't you.
until i realised
it was really you.
i congratulated you.
all the while thinking
why wasn't it me?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Prick Lee

when you waltz
in and out of the
room asking people
how they're doing
without waiting
to hear how they
might be doing,
i want to stick
my leg out, trip you
and then ask you
hey, how you doin?
without waiting to
hear how you doin

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sweet Lee

when people ask me
if i care for any of the
things life has to offer
my mouth spews vitriol
and i spit out viciously
abuse is what i peddle
care i don't for anybody
work, a bloody crapshoot
all hearts laced with bitter
memories best forgotten
the future, a dark hole.
then, with an ugly scowl
i proceed to longingly
indulge my sweet tooth

The road this travelled

i'd been waiting for this
this is just what i need
life will begin after this
this will be the end of it
it's time now to open this
hmm, so this is what it is
i knew this was coming
this, i'll learn to live with
just another rejection, this
this is not the end of this
guess this is a writer's lot
what a way, this, to live
i'd been waiting for this

Saturday, October 07, 2006


failure, shouting, silences
fight, hurt, argue, betray
breakdown, exploitation
emptiness, bullshit, stop
start, stop, start, stop, barf
suspect, somebody, nobody
ignorance, pain, feign, rain
moan, groan, atone, alone
chain, deign, wane, no gain
fuck you, fuck off, fuck up
fuck me, fuck all, fuck it.
guess all i want to say is
why fall in love if you can't
forget what love was about?
to forget what love was all about.

Two bad

i saw her
and said
to myself
what i
give for
one look
one smile
one drink
one dance
one hug
one kiss
one night
one fuck
one yes.
no. that's
how all
fuck ups

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Book building

the beginning
the book
the end
the climax
the romance
the break
the body
the break-up
the romance
the conflict
the body
the romance
the conflict
the romance
the body
the road
the fun
the sadness
the fun
the agony
the fun
the set-up
the road
the block
the setting
the tackle
the block
the road
the idea
the churn
the idea
the churn
the denial
the idea
the conflict
the end
the conflict
the boss
the job
the means
the end
the book
the beginning

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Careless whisper

like i care
i do. so fucking
much that i won't
ever fucking show it
because when you
fucking show it
nobody cares
like i fucking care

Thursday, September 28, 2006


and then
i decided to
write a poem
with bro ken words
beautiful imagery
witty punditry
innovative forms
powerful moments
intimate exchanges
flowing thoughts
interesting asides
and nothing else

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Write to repeat

sometimes i write for sorrow
sometimes i write for the morrow
sometimes i write in pain
sometimes i write to stay sane
sometimes i write in desperation
sometimes i write for inspiration
sometimes i write in agitation
sometimes i write to meditate
sometimes i write to isolate
sometimes i write to get lost
sometimes i write to get cross
sometimes i write to be found
sometimes i write but no sound
sometimes i write to be heard
sometimes i write like a turd
sometimes i write to be fooled
sometimes i write to be unspooled
sometimes i write to be silenced
sometimes i write on an island
sometimes i write to hide
sometimes i write to feel pride
sometimes i write out of my skin
sometimes i write to prop up my chin
sometimes i write for money
sometimes i write for honey
sometimes i write to see funny
sometimes i write for himself
some day i will write for myself

Friday, September 22, 2006

Weak Lee

once a week
i tell myself
i'm going to
stop writing.
once a week
i tell myself
i'm going to
start writing.
punnily enough
i'm two weak.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

In passing

if i didn't have a job
i'd have no friends
no future, no dreams
no tomorrow, no today.
it's why i have no friends
no dreams, no future
no tomorrow, no today
and no job. i only have
something i one day won't.

Friday, September 15, 2006


perhaps a tad esoteric
an ornamental beauty
singular if you care
a thingmajig with flair
riverine in it's flow
pithy for less is more
broken sans pretense
seminal but not dense
original like a first kiss
rare as a golden heart
less rhyme, no reason
a shoem for any season
tis' just an itsy word trick
we conjured up in a bit

Thursday, September 14, 2006

200 all out

200 times today
200 crazy visions
200 less to go
200 versions of feeling
200 rivers of futility
200 moments of insanity
200 fountains of hope
200 points of persistence
200 labours of love
200 takes unloved
200 cries of madness
200 bollocks of shit
200 minus punctuation
200 repeats of repetition
200 insides of vomit
200 outsides of insides
200 sides of an outsider
200 paragraph points
200 angry tirades
200 insults to poetry
200 dances of qwerty
200 whorish tries
200 useless whys
200 less to go
200 silly urges
200 short purges

Noted in response to 200 notes in desperation that some fool has purged here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Grieve Irwin

we'll bug you
we'll bother you
we'll irritate you
we'll follow you
we'll film you
we'll poke you
we'll prod you
we'll watch you
we'l mock you
we'll invade you
and if you dare
do anything to us
we'll fuck you.
don't blame us.
you're only a
fucking ray
and we're only
fucking human.

Noted in response to a news item that noted that fans of Steve Irwin were killing sting rays to avenge his death.


ultrabrown is docile
ultrabrown is namaste
ultrabrown is fair & lovely
ultrabrown is spicy
ultrabrown is exotic
ultrabrown is America
ultrabrown is curry
ultrabrown is shit
ultrabrown is tea
ultrabrown is coffee
ultrabrown is macaca
ultrabrown is easy
ultrabrown is a cubicle
ultrabrown is green
ultrabrown is white
ultrabrown is black
ultrabrown is limited
ultrabrown is colour
ultrabrown is a colour
ultrabrown is coloured
ultrabrown is biased
ultrabrown is racist
ultrabrown is a POV
ultrabrown is a cliche
india is not ultrabrown

Noted in response to a site that tries to reflect the diversity that is India and, unfortunately, calls itself

Monday, September 11, 2006

For Little Miss Toughet

far, far away from a place called doggerel
in the little known kigdom of Poentry
lies the well hidden town of sloggerel
not a stopover for all and sundry

the rough path to this dense neck of the woods
is littered with shattered egos and hearts
cast aside for being inferior goods
futile pursuits composed by pompous farts

and then there came along a big spider
weaving a tortured web of love's labour
he shyly sidled up close beside her
with words in verse he hoped she would savour

leave me alone she cried before leaving
leaving him red, crestfallen and grieving

Sunday, September 10, 2006


don't remember 9/11.
remember what led to
9/11. remember what
needs to be done to
prevent another 9/11.
remember what is being
done to prevent another
9/11. remember what
happened before 9/11.
remember what has
happened after 9/11.
remember what is
happening after 9/11.
remember osama before
9/11. remember osama
after 9/11. remember
more osamas after 9/11.
remember Bush before
9/11. remember Bush
after 9/11. remember
Bush. remember every
single thing about 9/11.
remember satyagraha.
don't remember 9/11.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


you cannot do it like a long singsong
it cannot be two very very long
it cannot be without reason or rhyme
it can't be shot off in double quick time
it's better not to be too cynical
it better not be anything typical
it should not be terrible and boring
it should not leave people loudly snoring
it is best not to skip the little twist
it better not be like this he hissed
when you try to do it in one long line
it will just sound so very asinine
and if this is getting monotonous
i'll stop it and leave thou with the onus

Period piece

take care. of us.
she said.
working. on it.
love you.
said. i.


a sonnet cannot be written freely
because you must stick to the rules clearly
matters not what you say in which meter
just be sure it is in pentameter
slow down check and see if it is in rhyme
if in some doubt slip in a word of mime
in the middle, approach very slowly
now what is left is the volta only
not bad, so what if it kind of so sucks
so far so much is a sign of big nuts
keep on going, don't give up the jig fight
race to conclude this thing so trite
time now to kill the bee in my bonnet
and put an end to this bloody connet

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Lauto Pluto

we may have been
heartless, scientific
cold and logical
to expel you
but, unlike you
we're sentimental
warm, illogical and
loving to want you.
that's the power of
humanity for you.
you don't love us
but we love you

Not working

when you spend half
your waking hours
at work, is it possible
to not let all the stuff
at work that shouldn't
affect you, not? what
do you do about work
when it's not working
for you, but when it's
the only thing you can
do so you don't have to?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Balls to kids

when my
asks me
whether i'm
incapable of
having kids
i tell her
you're right
i don't have
the balls to
have them

Country life

in instant times
like these, can you
be identified minus
your country, without
losing your identity?
who are you when the
easiest thing to know
you by is your country?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Two good

being popular
has less to do
with being good
and more to do
with being good
which probably
explains why i'm
unpopular. good

Silent music

to stay away from
people and keep
them out of my hair
i fill my head with
sounds of people
screaming their
heads off about
other people


when people say
stever irwin died
happily, i wonder
the only way you
can die happily
is if you die when
you're happy, but
when you are happy
you don't want to die

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Internal affair

sometimes i wonder
what if looks weren't
superficial and what
if the person inside
shone through and
showed on the outside
wouldn't this world be
an ugly face? thank God
for looks. God knows
we can't stand reality


it's very easy to
sympathise with
feel for and love
somebody else's wife
she is not your own

Kane unable

after thinking for a long
long time about rosebud
i thought for a little more
time until ended up feeling
rather unwell and told myself
why delve into a mind which
can only be likened to a
bottomless welles'


don't kill yourself
worrying about
fretting about
thinking about
moping about
scowling about
in a roundabout
people who are
out to get you
it will kill you

Saturday, September 02, 2006


the great thing
about munna bhai
is you don't have
to be munna bhai
to be a munna bhai
you just have to be
a little boy

Own Lee

if i decide
to be alone
i wouldn't be
able to do
the things
i only want
to do when
i'm alone

Happy Lee

thanks to you
i'm so happy
i'm afraid
to be happy
any more

True love

don't lie
because you
love someone
the truth of
the matter is
liars only love

Friday, September 01, 2006

Small talk

only when you learn
to control your tongue
will you ever be able
to talk about anything


while the internet
might well bring
people together
it does eliminate
the need to be
with people

One more thing

i've run out
of things to say
i've said so much
there's not much
left to say apart
from, nothing

Only human

never trust anyone
who tells you technology
can be trusted to make
this world a better place
and i'm not saying this
because you can't trust
technology but because
you can't trust humanity

Couple Dev

in your desperation
to be with anyone
please don't end up
making the mistake
of being with anyone

Let sleeping dogs lie

if you have to
lie to someone
to be with someone
what it truly means
is you don't have to
be with someone you
feel the need to lie to


i didn't mean to
write that to you
but i did mean
what i wrote you
it doesn't matter
what i write you
it matters what
i mean to write
know what i mean

Cry freedom

don't waste
your tears
there's nothing
to cry about
if it makes you cry
it's not worth it
think about it
it is. you don't
see it. you will

Bombay Talkies

it's impossible
it's living
it's dying
it's a potluck
it's more
it's more of the same
it's one big sore
it's a celebration
it's embarrassing
it's rich
it's starving
it's movies
it's a movie
it's a dream
it's reality
it's obnoxious
it's welcoming
it's a choice
it's a compulsion
it's a contradiction
it's a cliche
it's Bombay
it's Mumbai
it's forgettable
it's unforgettable
it's indescribable
it's incomplete
forget it. you can't


if you tell me
what's bugging you
i'll tell you what
shouldn't bug you
if you won't tell me
what's bugging you
i won't be able to tell
what's bugging you
i always tell you
what's bugging me
even if it bugs you

Thursday, August 31, 2006


i don't know
what you think
of me but whatever
it is you think of me
it's wrong. and if you
don't think of me
think of me like you
don't think of me
think about it

Trigger happy

if you're happy
despite the state
of the world
we live in
you deserve
to be unhappy
how can you
be happy when
so many people
are unhappy
which begs
the question
how can you
be unhappy
when so many
people aren't

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Writing questions

often, when people
tell me i write well
i ask myself
am i a writer?
why am i a writer?
why, am i a writer?
why, am i not a writer?
why am i not a writer?
i must be a writer

Past matters

when people ask me
to do all kinds of things
they think i enjoyed
i always wonder
are they doing it
because they think
i not good at doing
the thing i most enjoy?

Love post the cards

love you
not only because
we both love Matisse
but because you're
the only girl for me
love you for everything
and for more than
i can ever love you for
can't wait to go
to all the places
you have sent me
from the places
you were in

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


it takes pride
to be proud
of what you are
to revel in
what you are
and not care for
what people
think you are
you have to be
full of yourself
to let go of
yourself and
let yourself go

No thanks

there are
so many
i'd like to
thank you for
i have no idea
what i want to
thank you for
so thanks
for nothing


discipline is
forcing yourself
to do it knowing
fully well there's
no point doing it


the problem
with thinking
it's the thought
that counts
the problem
with thinking
doesn't count

Light meter

when i
close my eyes
the lights go out
my eyes light up
thinking of you
good night darkness

Monday, August 28, 2006


is it better
not to have
the guts
to do anything
than have the guts
to do something?
when you have
the guts to do
you might
do something
and we all know
how much harm
doing anything
can end up doing

Baby talks

me no
talk wrong
you talk wrong
you like follow
you like rules
you big slaves
i proud baby


this old life
nowhere to go
time to stop

Fucking God

if God had any brains
he wouldn't have
given anyone tits
and everyone brains
obviously God
has nice tits

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fucking Tits

if God had any brains
he would have given
everyone nice tits
instead of brains
obviously, God
has nice tits

Want knot

when you want
all the things
you can't have
it's best to not
want all the things
you can't have


the tragedy
of being so sensitive
is that the only way
to protect oneself
from being hurt
is to be fucking
cold, heartless
and insensitive


people ask
why i'm
so quiet
i keep quiet
think to myself
and say nothing
why make a
hue and cry
about it?


if you don't
let me be
what i want to be
i will never be
what you want
me to be


over something
is not focussing
it's losing sight of
what it really is about

Write off

i want
to be a writer
so other people
can write about me
and i can stop
writing about myself


focus, focus, focus
focus, focus, focus
focus, focus, focus
everything else
is just distraction
focus, focus, focus
focus, focus, focus
focus, focus, focus

Buy Buy Charm

the worst thing
about charm
is when you know
how easy it is to
but don't ever
again want to
because you know
that any slut
can be bought
for a charm


caring for
the idea
of someone
is a good way
of imagining
one cares
for someone
the only person
one cares for
when one
cares for
the idea
of someone
is oneself

Saturday, August 26, 2006


less copy
is always
more than
you'll see
that's why

Blunderstand me

with other people
you don't have to try
to understand me
you will only end up
understanding me
when you try to
overstand me
don't wonderstand me

Child like

a child
allows me
to not do
the things
do and
shouldn't do
being a child
allows me
to do
the things
grown ups
should do


not responding
is sometimes
the best way
to respond
to something
that deserves
a response

The demeaning of love

i love it
when you
don't love me
because you
love me
when you
love me
because you
love me
you don't
love me

Nice Lee

it's nicer
to be
not nice
and say
is not nice
than try
to be nice
and say
something is
it's not nice

Buddha's bar

how can i resist
the desire to
desire nothing
but the desire
to desire nothing?

Inside story

if we were
allowed to be
the way we
wanted to be
we wouldn't be
what we could be
we are what
we are because
we can't be
what we are

Sentence construction

once i'm
done with my
prison sentence
all i will do
is write
for myself
for freedom
for naysayers
for love
for hate
for eternity
i wait
for that day

Friday, August 25, 2006

Pluto phuto!

you are dark
lonely, cold
you have no right
to be among us
warm, friendly
hospitable people
and so we heartlessly
coldly, mercilessly
scientifically eject you

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Note to Noer

Tom Waits may have said
you can't unring a bell
but you can drown it
by ringing another bell
louder, better, articulately
quickly and insistently
Noer, forget Tom Waits
you know what you gotta do

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A goad to Vishnu Vyas

while debating
larger, weightier
seriouser, profounder
issues of the day
like religion, politics
creationism, death
and matters alike
are we losing sight
of what it takes to
get through
the day to day
business of love
marriage, jobs
gender and
Michael Noer

An open letter

dear love
i want to
for being
so closed
i'm open
to being
love dear

You are not alone

when you have
to be alone
no matter how
difficult it is
it's easy being alone
what do you do
when you don't have
to be alone, are alone
and don't want to be alone

Conveyor belt

my job
is not
to think
too much
just do
is the way
to go
easy come
easy go
if not
will be a

The God of Evolution

if there is a God
he will be the first
to admit that he
couldn't have done it
without evolution
because God knows
we don't come into
this world the way
we are. we evolve
without evolution
our mothers wouldn't
be able to give birth

Briefly speaking

with so much
care and concern
you brief me
knowing fully well
that when it comes
down to the crunch
none of it will matter
because the client
is always king and us
not much more than
a fucking underling

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Unhappy Madrasi's Day

let's go out
drive our cars
pollute the air
litter the streets
forget the poor
get plastered
create a racket
consume crap
cheat people
fuck with autos
hate the bus
criticise something
buy a card
design a T-shirt
launch a webcam
float a banner
join the club
make an event
celebrate nothing
forget tomorrow
live for today
write a rant
do anything
make the most
do something
love the city?
it's a date
22nd August
Happy Madras Day

Mirror image

if you
don't care
how i look
it's because
you don't care
for my looks
much like
i do care
how you look
because i don't
care much for it

Writing matters

when you don't
know what to write
it's best to repeat
what you know
how to write
when you don't
know what to write

Oh God

if you think
idols will
drink milk
it's time
you checked
what you're
drunk on
blind faith
or plain greed
God help God
with people
like you
God knows
he can't help you

Softy board

whenever i'm sad
i look at my board
and see all the things
that make me alone
and then i smile
because i see
all the things that
remind me i'm not

Monday, August 21, 2006

Graphic novelty

does it take
pretty pictures
of unpretty things
to make us see
how unpretty
something is

do we need to
reduce 9/11
to a comic book
to magnify the
impact of 9/11

are we so
imprisoned by
images that we
can no longer
imagine what
the eye cannot see

Weaker sex

i know it takes
a strong man
to be celibate
i wonder though
does it take
a stronger man
to do what it takes
to not be celibate?

Reality TV

i dream
of a time
when i
can forget
the times
we are in

i pray for
the day
when it
won't matter
whom i
pray to

i remember
what a
fool i am
when i watch
the daily news

Mike testing

were you
good to me
because you
needed me
or were you
good to me
because i
needed you
or were we
good to
each other
because we
each other
and will we
be good to
each other
when we don't?

History lessens

they say
the truth is
and questionable
what does that
say about History?

Linkin Park

i link to you
not because
i read you
or because
i want you
to read me
but because
i'm hoping
i will be read
when people
look for you
on technorati
which is also
the reason
i mention
technorati. twice

India Shining

those who blindly propose
we're a hindu civilisation
should be well-informed
that the hindu civilisation
they so proudly tom-tom
is a rich sum total of
many other civilisations
the truth of the matter is
we're a hindu civilisation
because we're a lot more
than just a hindu civilisation
and that's what makes us
a truly great civilisation

The future of dreams

if a dream
is better
than the
real thing
aren't we
better off
if they don't
come true?

Sunday, August 20, 2006

One two one

if we knew
the answer
to the problem
of being alone
there would be
no problem
being alone
but we don't
until we find out
that the answer
to the problem
being unalone
is being alone

The Copywriter

no matter what
i'll do as i'm told
just make sure
you pay me well
i sure don't want
to be doing this
when i get old
and if i sound like
a fucking whore
you're damn right
after so many years
in this business
the money is all
i care for any more

Single question

can you have
and solitude
without the
turning into

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Mahim reek

when heads
are full
of shit
it doesn't
take much
to believe
that water
full of shit
is not

Suck it up

as a woman
if the only way
to get ahead
is to give head
then it's best
to use your head
and give head
after all, if men
control the world
it's best to know
what controls them

Repeat offender

it's happened before
and every time it has
i've promised myself
it won't happen again
and when it does
i promise myself
it won't happen
again, again

Ego bashing

if you're going
to leave me
all i can say
is please don't
not because
i want you
to stay
but because
i don't know
what i'll do
if you don't
then again
i do, so don't

The waiting game

how can you say
you love me
if you can't wait
to love me
how can you say
you love me
if you can wait
to love me

Why do I blog?

as a writer
when rejection
is all you've seen
and hope is like
a bitter has-been
the one thing that
can keep you going
is the pleasure derived
from instant publishing

Years today. Home tomorrow

if you
think about
when this
will be over
it will seem
like forever
so don't
think about
when this
will be over
think about
when this
will be over
we will be
together forever

Friday, August 18, 2006

Empty questions

do we have to
say i love you
every single day
to love each other
every single day

do we have to
remind each other
every single day
to remember
every single day

do we have to
be with each other
every single day
to be together
every single day

do we have to
question it
every single day
to know the answer
every single day

do we have to
be insecure
every single day
to be secure
every single day

do we have to
forget the future
every single day
because the past
refuses to go away

Note beta

baat suno beta
dubai mein hoon
prostitute hoon
advertising mein
nikalna hai
journalism into
help karoge
to fit hoga
nahi to
koi fight nahi
as always
good to touch base
baap ray baap
yeh kaisi kavita
kavita nahi beta
isse kehte hai
avi ki avita

Family ties

everything we're not
we're because of the family
everything we are
we're because of the family
we're the family
no wonder we feel so alone
without a family
not that we were ever
part of a family
doesn't make sense i know
much like our family

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ask and you shall not receive

let me be
and i'll be there
for you
dont ask
for everything
and you'll never
need anything
don't push me
and you'll never
have to push me
take care
of yourself
and i'll take
care of you
love me
love you

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The circle of love

i will be
to you
when you
show me
you are
strong enough
to be away
from me
and so
make yourself
so strong
that you are
no longer
to me
it's best
we're not
to each other
to be
to each other

Love actually

i want you
to show me
you can
be alone
for i believe
for us
to be lovers
we have to learn
to be alone

It's about you

when you
love somebody
too much
you're in love
with yourself
you might think
it's about somebody
you're right
it's about yourself

Monday, August 14, 2006

Save it

if we could
predict the future
it would be so easy
to live in the now
but we can't
predict the future
so we better
plan for it now

Hard love

if we could live on
love and fresh air
the world would be
a beautiful place
but we can't live on
love and fresh air
because the world is not
a beautiful place

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Together alone

that the only way
i see myself
being with you
is if you let me
be away
from you
till i figure out
the best possible way
i can
be with you
i do understand
the risk i run
of being away
from you
is that
you might not
want to
be with me
when i'm ready
to be
with you
are you with me?

Peace of my mind

i just want to be left alone
so i can think in peace
for a period of time
on how i can have fun
after i have done time

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Separation song

a few years of yearning
for a lifetime of loving
a few years of loneliness
for a lifetime of happiness
a few years of quietude
for a lifetime of doing
a test of strength
for the power of true love
here's to the journey
welcome to the trip

Friday, August 11, 2006


i'll keep it
short and simple
anything more
will take up
too much time
just wanted
to say i'm sorry
and love you
at these rates
a phone call
would be
nothing short
of a crime

Phone call

i'm blond
wearing little
and i'm here
only for you
your call
starts now
and will end
the day you
see me

Love bite

trust me
i want to be
with you
all the time
i just don't know
how to
i just don't know
what to do
what i do know
is life will be
and is
without you
i'm not done
much like
i hope
we never
will be

Love in the time of hollera

is it possible
to communicate

is it possible
to agree

is it possible
to begin

is it possible
to be away

is it possible
to love

if i knew
the answer
i wouldn't
be writing

Past present

i thought
therefore i was
i think
therefore i'm not
what i wanted to be
only what i've ended up as
a relic of the thinking past
a thougt less present
and an unthinkable future
i think
i wish i didn't
i thought
it's why i've become
what i didn't think
i'd ever be

No entry

i'll pay you the entry fee
and whatever else it takes
to mail it out
you decide
because i can't decide
i won't
because i already have
i'm afraid to
but not that afraid
to let you
enter for me
so i can forget
the number of times
i've been shown the door

No contest

another shot at
writing poetry
yet another contest
a chance to shine
become famous
to get out of the rat race
quit my job
even make some money
be recognised
be happy
and forget
the rejection
it's hard
to forget
the rejection
so let's just forget
the contest

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Deja vu

in a world without strangers
why are there no friends?

in a world without boundaries
why are there so many walls?

in a world with so much sex
why is there no love?

in a world without vision
why is there so much to see?

in a world without humanity
why are there so many people?

in a world without strangers
why are there no friends?

in a world without boundaries
why are there so many walls?

in a world with so much sex
why is there no love?

in a world without vision
why is there so much to see?

in a world without humanity
why are there so many people?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Move it

the full stop goes HERE.
HERE is where the sentence starts.
a quick pause HERE for some thought.
Off we go to HERE for a pity diversion.
HERE's space for a breather
from HERE begins a pregnant pause.
which is why nothing goes HERE.
and HERE's the customary 3 dots.
Oops, forgot to put them THERE so HERE goes...
and HERE's where we look to wrap it up
thank you for travelling with me till HERE.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Mirror scrimmage

hey there
how's it going?
and you
how are we doing today?
you don't look so good
what's the matter?
is it him?
the guy next to you
is he bothering you
or is it the chappie behind you?
is he not letting you be?
ignore him
he normally goes away
try not to look at him
he's just craving for attention
see, i told you
he's gone
and so has the other guy
and the other guy
now there's just us
what are we?
that's a tough one
maybe we should ask them
guess we're not us
without them
don't worry
they'll be back
in time
look really hard
and you'll see
we're so many people
and so hard to see
we're we

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Why you should marry me

I won't care whether you're fucking around
because everyone does

I won't insist we fuck each other
because nobody fucks me

I won't ask how much you love me
because nobody loves me

I won't be around to embarrass you
because i'm too embarrassed

i won't mind if you forget my birthday
because even i don't care to remember it

i won't spend all our money
because i'll be gone before it is

i won't make a fool of you or lie to you
because everyone does it to me

i will make it a perfect marriage
because every marriage is fucked up

Sad is the new happy

i'm sorry
for a lot of things
i wish i weren't the way i am
that said, i do not want to be
like anyone else
but i am sorry
maybe i'm a schizo
i really don't know what i am
just like i have no idea what poeple are
which is why i stay away from them
not that that makes me happy
nothing does

Expression less

vivid more than
anything else
is what i wanted to

Friday, July 28, 2006


Don't see
because what you see
is not
what you see

what you see
is what
the world wants you
to see
what you
want to see

what you can't see
because what you
can't see
is what you should see

you can't see
what you can't see
you can only see
what you want to see

don't see
it's the only way to


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Comfortably fucked

People talking boisterously
in a language I cannot understand

Air conditioning turned off
waking me in the middle of the night

Unpleasant smells emenating
from the world around me

A hard floor cushioned
by a sleeping bag to sleep in

Walking in the dark to take a piss
in a loo smaller than the human mind

Hiding from the inquisitive gaze of
people who have nothing better to do

Looking at dirty walls lined with
the unahppiness of past habitation

Cursing yesterday for the hellhole
that the present has deposited us in

Thanking my stars that I'm not in
Beirut, Haifa, Gaza or any place worse

The fucked up places I have to force myself to think of
for a little comfort in this fucked up place

Break up

You showed me your
I said
I'd never be able
to sit myself down and think
like you do.
I always end up writing
something tricky.
must be the time I
have spent playing games
in advertising.
Ah well, some things
are just hard to get out of the

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The deadline

10 days to go
Are we ready for it?
When is it going to come?
Will it be worse?
What are we going to do?
Can we cope?

5 days to go
Nobody cares
It's business as usual
More important things to do
No time to focus
It's not going to happen

Today is the day
It's so quintessentially Indian
To leave everything for later
There is no later
Tomorrow will be too late

It's raining
Here's my
It's time to cower


very nice
very bad
i tried a haiku
but couldn't
pull it

It takes two to tango

it's hard to write with zest
with a load on your chest

it's impossible to get along
without a bloody good bong

it's pointless to cruise
if you ain't go the blues

it's a bitch to grab some sleep
buried in shit neck deep

it's little more than maya
when hidden behind an abaya

it's not yet a sonnet
just a pesky bee in my bonnet

it was meant to be like noah's ark
guess am just shooting in the dark

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Noah's park

the pain of creation
the pleasure in death

the brevity of copy
the extravagance of art

the futility of expression
the satisfaction in silence

the battle to live
the quietude of existence

the beginning in the beginning
the end in the end

the complements in pairs
the differences in pairs

Saturday, July 22, 2006

miss management

doing some work, as usual
work shouldn't be work
should it?
if it is
it just doesn't work
work should make you forget
work should take you away
work should elevate you
from yet another shitty day
on this shitty planet
which it isn't
it's a lovely planet
it's all the people
that make it lonely
work doesn't keep me going.
it just makes me feel like a goner
miss chennai
miss the freedom of being in chennai
miss the company
miss not having the company
miss the solitude of myself for company
miss having only me to answer to
miss getting away from it all
miss coming home to it all
miss being at home
missed opportunities
that's the story of my life.
until now
which is later
miss you

Friday, July 21, 2006


how are you
where are you?
are you
still in india?
still with me
are you?
was wondering
about you
write to me
once in a while
will you.
take care
with love
from me
to you
thank you
from me
to you

Thursday, July 13, 2006

what do we do without syd

was he ever with us
did he listen
who did he listen to
can we be any lonelier
why do we live
do we live
what is it to live
it hurts to live
what do we do without syd
was he ever with us
did he listen
are you listening
are we listening
am i there
who am i
am i
who are we
me, me and me
what do we do without syd
are you listening
why are you listening
i'm not speaking
to you
you and
i don't care
because i care too much
do i
does he
did he
what do we do without syd
why live
when living is worse than death
why are we afraid of death
we are afraid of living
what do we do without syd
we're rogered