In Your Rainy Memory

5 Jul

I love post-shower drips, I inform him,

watching leaky trees choreograph silver missiles,

and so enamored am I by the perfect roundness of his belly button,

the brownness of the eyes that follow my tongue,

that your shadow slips away unnoticed

and I sleepily type in retrospect

this perfunctory ode to you,

a forgotten love.

8 Responses to “In Your Rainy Memory”

  1. V July 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    why do the shadows have to slip away unnoticed.. why am i always the shadow

  2. Orange Jammies July 7, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    V: Welcome. Another addition to the list of people who believe I write about them. 😛

  3. damnhobsons July 9, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    You don’t? Damn.

  4. Orange Jammies July 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm #

    Damnhobsons: Yeah. Damn.

  5. Aunty G July 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Am smiling, my darling OJ
    You love your rainy spray
    Eyes follow tongue
    An ode gets hung
    Yet again, you take my breath away!

  6. Orange Jammies July 12, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

    Aunty G: I am so anti-Zen, no? 😀

  7. Aunty G March 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    Enjoyed reading it again
    Remember really savoring it then
    When the neem trunk turns deep brown
    And clean, rain-laden leaves droop down
    That’s my feeling of attaining Zen!


  1. Rain Again | Wisdom Wears Neon Pyjamas - March 13, 2014

    […] This piece was originally published in India Currents magazine. Written as an opinion piece for a print publication, it is longer than the usual post, so sit back with a nice cuppa. And share your favorite memories of your favorite season (I’m hoping it’s the monsoon!) Oh, and for other rain-related posts, read this and this. […]

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