for the umpteenth time
i have found the wonders of heaven
firmly rooted inside your eyes.
i’m a scavenger on the ocean of your body
& on your face, i found your eyes-
twitching with pearls; so iridescent that
each time i slide into my bed at night
the memories of the glow in your eyes lighten the
darkest corners of my heart.
i sniff you from afar like the best delicacies
of my mother’s kitchen; delightful beyond
hyperboles is how i concoct my heart in reverie of your beauty.
& like a devoted “love-shipper”
i’ve moulded my heart into a temple for your abode &
in this poem, i am swabbing my tongues with libations;
i am calling the elements to watch the glide of my mouth
in lune of songs & dance for this “love-ship”
that you may continue to dwell in me & i in you
forever, in dutiful clasp.