1

Maid’s arrival

morning irritation

noisy utensils

2

Inner fears

faith cross-leg prayers

climax love

3

Unforgettable

oneness of our body:

life time fire

4

Hangs time

about the neck

emptiness

5

Dead skin

sits on my face

ashy look

6

Learning to live

without a regular job

he looks at books unread

7

Inciting

her sexy silence-

cell phone rings

8

The cracked floor tiles

new for an ageing church:

son of man still dwells

9

Prayer book

covering the glass-

his last drink

10

Morning glory

fading in a few hours-

splendors of day-star

11

Sipping alone

in the portico

honey tea

12

Climbing stairs

the books unread for years

lumbar pain again

13

More refreshing

the day’s haiku with tea-

the Mainichi

14

Rubbing gulal

between her private parts-

Holi stroke

15

Drowsiness

after a short pilled sleep-

morning sex

16

Flames rise

their coloured faces-

full moon

17

Holi songs

unwilling listeners

in the park

18

Post dinner walk

barefoot on the grass

dew drops in moon

19

Flowing darkness

consumes the shadow of shadows-

midnight sensation

20

She plays her body

hide and seek in naked dress-

sizzling summer

21

Undressing explores

underwear and the erotic:

one more nude selfie

22

A short drizzle

stony scent of petrichor-

Vastu Vihar

23

In the bath

bare soul together-

afterglow

24

Shortening shadow

of the window in my room-

time to wind up work

25

Fresh air

more expensive-

fine dust thicken

26

Fully filled

the trashcan in kitchen-

stuck in lack

27

Flooded river

half-drowned in a boat

going to work

28

A dead tree

stands tall on N H 2-

senescence

29

The aged earth mocks

the concaving patch

of the sky

30

Undecided

to walk or not to walk-

evening black with dust

31

Air too heavy

with fine coal dust from chimneys–

the park too chokes

32

Under the bed

spiders’ network-

sabbatical

33

Westerly wind

strikes the window pane with rain–

flood in bedroom

34

Sweltering heat

frequent power failure–

neighbours shouting

35

Mosquito bite

in the middle of sex act

breaking climax

36

Dragon cloud

bursts into cool rain:

afternoon

37

Evening walk

stones prick in my shoe–

graveled paths

38

With fear of puke

driving through snaky road-

viva voce

39

Two of us

flying between the clouds–

dragons await

40

The maid

leaves behind a smell:

sneezing

41

Ready to burst

over the cracked window panes

darkening clouds

42

In the backyard

wife collects unripe mangoes

husband flying papers

43

Paper Shiva

from the calendar on the wall

watching stressed sex

44

Rushing back home

with half-bloomed hibiscus:

morning rain

45

In the portico

he sits beside Suzuki:

tea in rain

46

Watery sky:

I fear growing roots

in foreign land

47

Morning view:

the zigzag on my palms

muddy pathway

48

Without hum

a mosquito lands

on my back

49

Two bodies

sweating together–

sultry bed

50

Drops await

a draught of wind

on the railing

51

Waking up

gloves ready for the catch–

unclaimed light

52

Dim blue light

smiling breasts invites

fiery full moon

53

Touching her tattoos

in the darkness of mirror

moon from the window

54

Hypnotized

into a deep sleep–

nothingness

55

Leaking

in two days’ rain

my roof

56

Stands in sun

to dry her damp drawers

my neighbor

57

She chops off her tongue

and offers it to Kali-

dream fulfillment

58

My inner powers

she seeks money to liberate:

emerald full moon

59

My umbrella

seen many rains

now sagging

60

Fruity smell

from the bowl on the table:

late sunrise

61

With her back to us

she teaches us ‘in front of’-

her snaky hair moves

62

Stones flash

from her moving finger:

expert

63

He leaves the room

with a few fallen hairs

and memory

64

Matters no more

the full size mirror in bed-

inlook revealing

65

Flies over the bridge

with morning’s big catch

a small crane

66

Knee-deep in the pond

awaits fresh catch to buy milk

for the new-born

67

Bathing buffalo

in the pond

our milk man

68

Dark and bright

hue of honey inn-

Buddha’s smile

69

Blinding fog

and cloud of darkness-

Buddha’s light

70

Lost in fog

the full moon wanders:

silent sky

71

Buddha’s portrait

inside Bodyguard House

haiku silence

72

Await wind to move

clouds densing over the hill–

bottoms up

73

Hidden behind clouds

the peak of Kanchenzanga–

relax at Munsong

74

Houses hidden

among the tall pine trees–

narrow valley

75

My white moustache

irks her each day–

turned off in bed

76

The window opens

to the Kanchenjungha peak-

snow lines sparkle

77

Dust and gas

life stuck in one room–

Bangalore

78

Mind

morning meditation

coloured attachments

79

Before the window

asoka stands erect–

lean sun and shade

80

The sunrise

knocks with song of praise:

hold my tongue

81

A stray cock guards

the house in my absence:

neighbours’ free grub

82

Tattoos crack

the epilated chest-

mole on the back

83

Who sees

bare in bathroom

mirror

84

Solitude:

elopes to tie the knot

in full moon

85

A red globe

rises at dawn:

waving corn

Source by Ram Krishna Singh

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