© 2021 Sirishty Thakur
By Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman
What is love?
I venture for the search, Hovering above the restrictions, Masquerading feelings, Packing the streets and theaters.
In the shadows of the city lights,
The subtle touch of elation, Tempered by the night’s venom. A parade of tamers lurking to fragment dreams, To seek the hook for their puppet master.
There’s always a cage for joyous affairs,
Some subjugation of our bohemian nights.
But I still reach possessively for the moment, as the pendulum strikes.
Eternity vibrant in your eyes, Unwavering in my faith that love is untamable.
This poem was a collaboration with Sirishty Thakur. Please, do yourself a favor and check out her amazing poetry and photos on her blog: Thought Loop.
© 2021 Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman
She puts me on in every season
Regardless of time, place, or location In the rain, the sleet, and the snow Apparently I’m some sturdy husband material
I’m infatuated with the speed at which you spill your ink
Imagine all the ways you guide your pen over a page Fantasize about how you dot your i’s and cross your t’s And now I can’t stop thinking of collaborating
Came home and the windows were smashed
The place empty, all my belongings taken And then you walked in next And I remembered: I still had everything
I can’t translate you into a poem
Your radiance is dulled in words
Every night I lie in bed
Thinking of my last poem It still has no words But I know it’s about you.
My spiritual animal
Must be the hawk Every time I leave your hand I come right back
on the days i breathe her in
i never want to breathe out
SHE LOVES ME MOST
WHEN I’M WEARING THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Whether it’s sunny or not
When you’re around There’s sure to be light