In every twelve months
she applies Ruby Woo.
It feels moist, moony, a ruse,
and her man walks to the terrace
again, on the railings then, drops a cigarette
and leaps. Every time. In a loop.
The blood streams the darkness.
Darkness clots the blood.
This relationship spins pinning
give and take.
And she ekes the Ruby Woo,
a gift that never forgives the giver.
Kushal Poddar has authored The Circus Came To My Island, A Place For Your Ghost Animals, Understanding The Neighborhood, Scratches Within, Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems, Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems, and now Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel (Alien Buddha Press).
Painting by Gustave Caillebotte.