AN OPEN SECRET

 

You are a secret
So difficult to hide;
You appear unapologetically
In my unconscious smile,
Without any subtlety
You just betide!
And when they stare at me
In disbelief,
I catch you dancing there
On my lips!
So I send you back
To my core;
But incorrigible that you are
You sneak in my eyes now
And light it up with a sparkling shine;

 
And this time when they
Question me,
You dab my cheeks
In red and pink!

 

MOULIKA DANAK

Oh, Silly You!

Of all the people I know,

Your nothingness is more meaningful to me than their substantiality,

Your silence way cosy than my conversations with them,

Your absence more prominent compared to their presence,

Your flaws far beautiful than their perfections!

Yet you wonder if I love you?!

-Moulika Danak