Face

Face, graffiti, illustration
Image: 7MB
To the inquiring eye, a human face is an abstraction, a compilation of lines, analogies and emotions - tempting, alluring and sweet.

Two arches met at a dot
they rose in times of doubts
together, like identical twins
then relaxed like a pair of legs
on a warm Californian beach.
they flew to the sides,
wrinkled like grandma’s skin,
shrunk like a rubber band
danced like an ant on sand
quivered like a raven’s wing.

Two little boats in calm waters,
the borders lined darkly
by a mysterious fisherman.
white milk filled to the boats’ brim
milk spilled from two black urns
that now sit upside down
with a poise, unbroken but fallen
milk inside, glistening and calm
like the waters around.

The cave of soft mild kisses
with red velvet polish
open and close, lined with pink
ruby-juice smeared at the entry
smells of exotic wines and berries
odor too tempting, alluring
every time the cave opened, a sound
a rhythmic sin, a lusty call
then the voice smiles sweetly
and so does the ruby cave.

***

Madras Courier originally ran as a broadsheet with a poetry section. It was a time when readers felt comfortable sharing glimpses of their lives through verse. If you too have a poem you’d like to submit, do mail us at editor@madrascourier.com.

-30-

Copyright Madras Courier 2017. All rights reserved. You may share using our article tools. Please don't cut articles from madrascourier.com and redistribute by email, post to the web, mobile phone or social media.
Please send in your feed back and comments to editor@madrascourier.com