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18 October, 2004

Three poems

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You touch me with politic ardour.
You touch me to fraternize.

I dare not touch you.
Touch tells tales.

[March 2004]
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Morning - IV

I think of you with dry toast and early mornings
that last longer than mornings should.

Longer than dawn, longer than noon and even
through sunsets, it's still morning...

And you are still with me -
swilling my tea,
stirring in sugar,
sipping from my glass.

My eyes open, but I am
glazed, shut up
in a sleep-like box,
where the whiff of dry toast and morning and you
steeps into me.

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White

They say I could be almost white.

Almost white,
if it weren't for my genes.

Cream-white
porcelain-white
sky-white
wall-white
but not white white.

Someone had once called me a white buffalo.
How right he was!

White, but tropical.
White, but still,
a black-hide animal on the inside.

White,
but not quite.

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[From the Oct 16th reading at Anita's]

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6 Comments:

Blogger jivay said...

I wish...
I wish I were there to hear you read these... And not just have to devour a computer screen...

But if we are so far away from you guys in the capital... We have no choice but to only read... Do we;o?

Can we also please get to read the stuff the others read out at the read meet...

Vijay

18 October, 2004 19:37  
Blogger sunilrnair said...

you are in love annie, thats what causes these words, love them!

19 October, 2004 10:27  
Blogger sunilrnair said...

you are in love annie, thats what causes these words, love them!

19 October, 2004 10:27  
Blogger annie said...

hush! [finger on lips]

19 October, 2004 13:38  
Blogger Max Babi said...

Lovely words Annie,
ruthlessly introspective.
Great.

20 October, 2004 00:30  
Blogger zigzackly said...

"you already know, but for the record... i like :)"

:)

23 October, 2004 20:31  

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