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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

30 August, 2005

to write, you need...

to tell stories
or you might burst
paper, pen or a laptop
as if, it were an addiction.


an eye for the bad
the good
and most importantly
the grey


a love for words
and their cosmic dance
from your pen
or mind.


hurt, pain,
loads of love
a passion for life
and everything it throws
at you


a smile and a tear
a dark heart of gold

more yoga

a need to experience
once, twice,
aw! all the time

mirchi pickle in mustard sauce

arrogance only if
coated in humility


meet aliens
at your doorstep
as if it happened
all the time

tight underwear

have sex atleast once
on the beach
to understand sand

been to a morgue lately?

fears: don't forget them
little monsters you know
fairies, goblins, elves
chudails and their cousins

a friendly personality

essential: a schizophrenic existence
walk in the park with
an imaginary pet or friend
conversations with self are normal

the ability to talk to strangers

wax your legs
if you are a guy
hairy underarms
natural eyebrows
as a style statement
if you are not

pranayams: they ease the pain

an education if you want to be a writer
none if you are a storyteller

finally, a muse
and then nothing matters



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great opening :-)
I don't have bushy eyebrows nor hairy underarnms but I still call myself a writer.
However, I love papadams and chillies, so I guess I can apply :-)

31 August, 2005 20:42  
Blogger Max Babi said...

hi arjun, very well-crafted poem aimed to shock the undies off the reader... I do not qualify at all as a writer. The only saving grace is at the end you magnanimously made me a story-teller. To tell you the truth, I like the latter better than the first. Tks a lot for telling me all this. Wonderful.

02 September, 2005 17:28  
Blogger khuto said...

an series of movements some more interesting than others - second
time yoga, sex on the beach -
but it works, like a voyeur
we gaze through these keyholes,
and imagine the rest of it...
very smooth indeed!

03 September, 2005 07:41  
Blogger bikkuri-bako said...

thank you, mes amis.
it helps to hear back and understand the communication that you set rolling got a further thought.

05 September, 2005 20:10  

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