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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

06 December, 2004

All My Energy

It will take all my energy
To defy father, church and pseudo-culture
To have you,
And if I do

It will then take all my energy
To keep you as you are today,
Or change you,
Whatever suits me then, and

It will take all my energy
To keep you mine,
To keep me I,
All my life, so

I rather talk to you long-distance,
Sleep with you once a year,
Or whenever, though
It will take all my energy.



Blogger Pragya said...

How deliciously cynical!

06 December, 2004 15:57  
Blogger SPECKLED_BAND said...

And how deliciously marvellous too! Like it a lot, Alex, I do :)

06 December, 2004 18:07  
Blogger scribe said...

And deliciously true too. I like it as well. Look forward to your posts:)

06 December, 2004 21:12  
Blogger Max Babi said...

Hi Nisha,
growing from strength to strength...
your self-confessing poetry at times
makes me break out in cold sweat -
so intensely personal it seems.
But keep posting, this honesty
is a rare virtue indeed.

cheers !

06 December, 2004 23:39  
Blogger Alex said...

thanks a lot everyone... :-)

07 December, 2004 09:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi nisha!

'all my energy' is energetic expression.

it moved some corners of my being.


07 December, 2004 16:10  
Blogger raindanseuse said...

Your poem struck a chord deep inside. I've read it numerous times but can't say anything else about it. While reading it I had to just force the expression 'all my energy' like a kid trying to blow a bubble gum. I wonder what it is about some poems that makes you read it out in a particular way.

13 December, 2004 00:42  

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