Friday, June 18, 2010

the shrink and i

he brought me some coffee
he gave me a book
with a sympathetic frown
he let me off the hook

back home, by the window
i sat down for a read
his book described
the perfect cracked-up breed

there were cases and symptoms
that left me quite amazed
it was MY life i was reading
page after page!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sunday evening with a friend's 3-yr old:
A: GL aunty, can you tell me a story so I can sleep?
GL: sure. come here.
A: do you know how to tell a story like mommy does?
GL: let me try. ahem... long ago...
A: nooo. i want a story that begins with 'once upon a time'
GL: alright, once upon a time, there was this boy called ..
A: nooo, i want a fox story

GL ( racking her brains): oh yeah the fox story. the fox in the sheep's clothing and all?
begins with it, and promptly forgets what happens next.
A(clearly bored): ok, i will tell you a story.
the story's about how one animal runs behind the other, which in turn runs behind yet another.. and so on.
A(shaking GL): GL aunty, i am supposed to sleep, not you!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

mess me no more

stop hurting yourself every now and then
and wipe that smirk off your stupid face
your pain doesn't cut through me anymore
i now shrug it off after a cursory grimace

for SundayScribblings prompt: mess

Sunday, June 06, 2010

quietly flows

warm tears on cold cheeks
flow quietly in their wake
a stray sob betrays

* for HaikuBones prompt: quietly
* Haiku/senyru: a Japanese form of poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables each.

treat tee

an old tee gets treated to some paint... and lovely william wordsworth lines

tinnu, who sat by himself all the while, came around for a look... and here's what he had to say:
*sniff *
- fabric paint doesn't spread like oils, so ends up in blobs and smears
- the zero-sized brush is not(good enough) for writing 
- need something to keep the lines straight, cello-tape maybe.