When She Is Around

By Rajiv Khandelwal (October 2017)


Remy Duval, Man Ray, 1930
 


 
She a stimulating conversationalist
Mixes incidents
Tall stories
Jokes
Creates countless talking points
Sweet talks
With explosive energy
Finesse few possess
 
Time spent with her
Always
Fun
Interesting                               
Addictive
 
Addictive                               
The sound of her voice
Her facial features
Her youthfulness
Her curves                                            
All a magic tick                         
A spy-hole into dreams
 
That magically transport
Like the monologue                             
Whose energy
Earthiness
Earnestness
Catches attention
After just the initial narration  
And keeps it captured
Till the encore
Perfect
Endlessly enthralling
 
A flawless fantasy
Given Birth
Any second
Every split second                     
As a look into her arsenic eyes
Dissolves
Disintegrates
Ice-hard resolutions
Which disappear as quickly as frozen water  
In desert 
 
Nothing is
As it seems
 
When she is around


 
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Rajiv Khandelwal has published four volumes of Poetry, Conch Shells and Cowries (1998), Love is a Lot of Work and A Monument to Pigeons (both, 2013). His most recent volume of poetry, A Time To Forget, was published May 2017.
 
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