28 Feb

You slither to the

small of my back

in souciance,

bearing tales of

caramel and teak;

a live forest of cicadas,

a mother’s solitary gift,

you cloak me


at whim.

Your loins they bear

men’s callouses,

their brownness stealing

yours brazenly;

Your urn flecked with

the sweat of a hundred

(and three) orgasms

and the urgent need

for memory.

Embrace pillows while I


tell them my unhappy secrets,

leave souvenirs at the

spaces I inhabit

so the world may love


a little more.

24 Responses to “Hair”

  1. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? February 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    *gasps! gets up to give lead a standing ovation. remains speechless!*

  2. Revathy February 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    Nice!:) Where have you been? We missed you!

  3. errormsg March 1, 2009 at 1:41 am #


    the world loves you a great deal 🙂

  4. Piper.. March 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    you`re back! And How!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  5. In love with my life March 2, 2009 at 9:45 am #


    Missed you. Good to see you back in full form.

  6. Nino's Mum March 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Missed reading you.
    This made up for it a bit. :D. Very vivid.

  7. sukanya March 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    wow! you are a magician with words! welcome back…

  8. Orange Jammies March 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    M4: M4’s got a mouth fulla hair. 😛

    Revathy: Where have you been, missy? I didn’t realize you stopped by anymore!

    errormsg: Ah, I wouldn’t believe it. 🙂

    Piper: I am. But truth be told, only half my heart’s in it.

    In love with my life: Thank you.

    Nino’s Mum: It was a good break. Much needed.

    sukanya: Funny how my own words never make me feel better.

  9. Anindita March 2, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    This is wonderful OJ. And tell me again why you’re not trying to publish and stuff?

  10. Revathy March 2, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    Haha..Im here only. I read all your posts. I just haven’t left any comments off late. 🙂

  11. Aunty G March 3, 2009 at 12:03 am #

    Even though hairy
    She’s back with a *bang*
    Like Rupanzel, lets it hang
    She’ll soon be a lot more cheery!

  12. Orange Jammies March 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    Anindita: Because both my grandmothers would howlingly chorus “O mara khodai!!!” from their chaise lounges in heaven at their granddaughter mentioning orgasms.

    Revathy: *gasp* You’ve been lurking??? 😯

    Aunty G: Strange times, these, Aunty G, when joy and sorrow don’t let me exclusively experience either.

  13. Thinking Cramps March 3, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Why were you needing to feel better?

    I loved “(and three)”, and all of it was perfect, as always anyway.

  14. MomGoneMad March 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    I haven’t read anything this good in a while. Loved it!

  15. rajni March 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    :)Welcome back , OJ !
    And a big hug to chase away the blues.

  16. Suniti March 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm #


  17. Orange Jammies March 4, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Thinking Cramps: Because it’s a good feeling, no? 🙂

    MomGoneMad: Hello! I visited your page yesterday, but couldn’t leave a comment. Loved the Christmas pictures.

    rajni: Oh, they’re more like royal purple.

    Suniti: Hi there. First time here? 🙂

  18. maidinmalaysia March 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    only after your status message at the header did i ‘get’ your poem, OJ.

    I AM slow 😦

  19. Orange Jammies March 5, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    maidinmalaysia: Umm…the two had no connection, hon. 🙂 Don’t beat yourself up.

  20. maidinmalaysia March 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    “We may take Fancy for a companion,
    but must follow Reason as our guide.
    We may allow Fancy to suggest certain ideas in certain places;
    but Reason must always be heard,
    when she tells us,
    that those ideas and those places have no natural or necessary relation”: Dr. Johnson

    thought that fit, just

  21. Orange Jammies March 6, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    maidinmalaysia: Bah. Reason shmeason.

  22. maidinmalaysia March 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    fancy pansy

  23. Orange Jammies March 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    maidinmalaysia: It was a face-off! And Reason was routed.


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