Poems of Love: Cold

Cold hi’s and cold goodbyes

Fake smiles;

I came thrice

This distance feels so sexy;

Don’t love me, just need me

Don’t hug me after you hurt me.

Sleeping far apart; aching muscles

Sore private parts

This can’t be love, this can’t be love

I don’t know what to name it

You make me feel so good;

I’ll ride you and eat you and

Have you fuck me while I’m stood

Passion; stronger without the love

Pain; but we can’t stop

I’m my mouth; on my skin

Bite my neck; bite my chin

You came but didn’t look back at me

Didn’t look at me smile in pleasure

You came but didn’t kiss me

You didn’t hug me after

Beat me good and leave me dirty

Of you; I want to be afraid

Do you believe me? Do you believe me?

Then choke me harder than I can take!

– Gunjan Sethi

Poems of Love: She Took You

Take me back
To love; to that state of mind
When it was all the same thing;
Yours/mine.

Take me back to when we spent hours on the bed
Hours of feeling;
What we wanted to feel forever
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?

When She was coming to get you
What I couldn’t; you foresaw
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
Struggling to escape her claw.

Ugly; as her grip grew tougher
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
As your breath went shorter, and your eyes were dimmer
Why couldn’t I have you? Forever, forever.

I wish you had been louder,
When she made you suffer
I wish Love was stronger
So I could ask her to leave you with me: forever, forever.

But as she held you closer and made you suffer
I watched Love grow weaker
Is there nothing that defeats her?
Ever; ever?

Poems and prose spoke;
When she came; she stole
People you love; and people who love
Their bodies, mind and soul.

Too soon, too young
Too strong to succumb
Too blue, she took you
Love watched her; dumb

She was Death
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
She left me alone
Dead lover; dead lover.

— Gunjan Sethi