Love’s ontology

IN A RELATIONSHIP AND IT’S COMPLICATED

1.Being

they say
a man
men
are bad
but
let me tell you something
if you can truly win the love of a man
there is nothing he won’t do for you
A woman can make a man into God
and it is a pity they only usually see the wrath of God
as they do not know how to evoke
or sustain
Being in a man.

2.being with a small b

when
the relationship is complicated
it is only
being with a small b
not love

3.existence

waiting for
the other
the one you love
is existence
“living and barely living”
knowing, not knowing
should I reach out
or not
or wait
agony
of existence
ecstasy of
the middle

poems then
flow
….
and in the in between
the eyes become blurred and sight becomes hazy
the back hurts
life
ebbs
away into
a whimper
just a little death
just
another
little…
death

essence

you had lovely breasts
it is true
but your essence was in your eyes
your essence was you
soul-mate
my love
my muse

No Thing

Love is the No Thing
the Golden Womb
the Yoni
God’s Lingam
from which and into which
there is a constant flow
there there is everything
and ceaseless replenishment

nothing

but now it seems
that nothing is left
except skies across
which flit shadows that look like
the souls of weeping, dead children

Non-Being

finally I have come to this
not that
not here
not now
awaiting the sprouting
of
the seed that comes from this, our death, the death if it has died
of what was once our love

if it does not happen
that we return
if mere nothing
and non-being
and mere existence
are my call
then what can one do
except accept one’s fate
what can one do
except curl up and die?

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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