household without salt, truth becomes knife. the sixth a missing case.
our mouths lone eclipses.
black and blue.
my almond memory remembers
now the petals in my garden are blades. this is what comes after remembrance
a dagger against ______ everything.
bleed black and blue.
you do not fight an enemy you fight a threat.
i try to hold my rage in flesh prison but it slips through like silk.
my body becomes its map
balk and blue.
fear is a grenade at a petrol station truth becomes the pin.
no flood can eat this fire sire.
our wrists black and blue.
we're from the wrong side of love.
two glasses chassis lovers moving
in all the wrong directions. milk spilled onto the marble floor. always an omen.
painted us black and blue.
through the Ray Bans my father's eyes gleam.
in the backseat history yawns. sips cola.
my mother remembers all the fires
flesh so black and blue.
remembrance is always a nasty affair. like a parched throat remembers water.
rosary remembers a plea. desire remembers distance. pray for us.
i do. so young but black and blue.
a turmeric flooded mouth screams my name. his hands become ropes.
the chandelier a noose. we seeing through. go to sleep
black and blue.
the Arabian Sea remembers my name.
a pigeon from Bombay screams outside my window " Run. Run. Run. "
the ground becomes a lion's mane. running beneath skies so black and blue.
this is the season of loss.
broken teeth / ruby blood / dog / bone / i lost you in summer
in winter twice. i know you like burning glass knows ice.
after the Wound even the air is black and blue.
but what becomes of him after dusk?
a muslin prayer perhaps or maybe a lover's lone moon. -u.g