Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
crowded trains of raging thoughts rush like rivers. feelings flood my furiously tempered heart as monsoons do the streets. i anxiously await the onset of the rainy season. emotional storms that take an entire city captive. fluctuating tides that on every sun rise and moon set carry my heart out to sea, never to return finding her laying listlessly as a battered woman by pearly green bubbles. left for me to recover daydreaming of the depths she has discovered. i know what her soul has uncovered. i do not choose to control the canvas. her path stormy and surreal, sleeping at wish of free will. awake, alive, vibrant, beating with a ferocious energy. i do not seek to tame or know her ways. i will follow her intuitions into the deepest mosquito ridden steamy estuaries. i follow through the darkest oblivion and when my mind has convinced my body that escape is an unthinkable position... the unencumbered whole of my being is surrendered to the point of dissolution and dissolvement. I accept the loss of every soul I have every loved or grieved or conceived. I find her guidance has given me greater gifts than God gave Sodom and Gomorrah, Gabriel or Genesis; a clean and fiery slate, a message of his coming, a new beginning of worldly creation.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
navigating the intricacies of this city
having never seen a street sign
North to South
Hooghly to Howrah
thirty-two distractions in eighteen different peripheal views,
it's nine thirty pm and i'm whispering to roving correspondents
on the metro between Tollygunge to Esplanade
i fumble into a friend with wife and two giggling girls
deep within the City of Joy,
diving for her pearls.
Last Tuesday I volunteered with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. They have had a huge impact in Kolkata since established in 1950. On Tuesdays they happen to give electric shock therapy to the women who are supposedly suffering from mental disorders.
Friday, April 3, 2009
thank you for telling me i was lacking in
confidence, decision making, and discretion.
because of you,
i burnt to ashes