Two Poems by Deeptesh Sen



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Nowhere girl


nowhere girl

mutating into moonlight

away, away from love


your breasts taste like vinegar

under the whirring motion of the fan

on a hot, tropical night


gazing into starlight and dust

your eyes wean off

the soft chorus of nightfall


moonlight floods the room

and crafts a mirror in your eyes


as the soft combustion of flesh

clouds out our vision

inside the well of light


noiselessly

we’re coiled like a starfish


naked in each other’s arms

we feel the night explode inside us


softly tracing like a virtuoso

the palimpsest of memories

along the scars on our skin


hips, breasts and laughter

all tangled up in silence


the luminosity in your eyes

builds up a moment’s desolation


crushing, gurgling, slurping, devouring

like matter spinning out of control

as we watch the distances disintegrate

between us


when our bodies are done with the lovemaking

like an automated response

you get up to close the curtains

the arguments of the evening

along with the insufferable stench of garbage

and loud barking of dogs


spiral back into my body

with the suddenness of an intruder


even the night is gaping

on your permafrost lips

in self-contained amazement


darkness engulfs us again

and I watch with a sigh

the light go out of your eyes


Combustion


blue ossicles of pain


spinning combustion

translates gradually

into the intimacy of meteors


we do not talk of love

language fell off her skin

into the cold gaze of slowness


dissolving

into fatigued circles


naked under light

the room spreads

like a mad man’s laughter


two faces in the mirror

fuck fuck fuck


only my neurosis

feeds the orbital beast


invisible light spins the crows into motion


gyrating thunder

of dead men stuck forever

on your glasses


misting

multiplying fault lines

you cannot love me


this spontaneous abortion

of desire and forgetting


traces the faith

of the rose in the oven

wilting


withering in light

centuries pass away


untangled birdsongs

pleading through the crust


the slurp inside the skull

the quick turn of voices lilting

and fading out


a million tiny explosions

inside the cold gaze of slowness


and only my neurosis

feeding the orbital beast


fuck fuck fuck


and now I am sinking forever

into the heart of light…


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