Raj Arumugam


Poems of Raj Arumugam

21. a laugh song 4/2/2010
22. a life of clichés we lead 1/8/2009
23. a life’s journey 9/4/2009
24. a little beat 4/2/2009
25. a long day 3/9/2012
26. a maiden's broken heart 7/11/2010
27. a moment awake 6/3/2009
28. a mouse teaches Diogenes 5/26/2010
29. a movement calls poetry 4/21/2009
30. A new week 11/6/2008
31. A Part In Time's Play, Dali's Wasteland 9/18/2011
32. a picnic, some butter, and a fly 3/29/2011
33. a poem about nothing 10/8/2009
34. a poem that happens 6/30/2009
35. a poem without italics 12/26/2008
36. a polite request 8/24/2009
37. a queensland butterfly 3/29/2011
38. a quiet walk 10/16/2009
39. A Sci-Fi Love Story 1/24/2012
40. A Snail Goes To Heaven (A One-Act Tragicomedy) 11/10/2011

I depress you, don't I?

I depress you, don't I?
You are so bubbly, cheerful, smooth with your words,
you make conversation always as easily
as a well-oiled engine hums;
open-mouthed; sparkle-eyed;
exuberant with a pinch of irritation
in your confidence with sing-song words and links.
In person and on the phone,
you roll your head, use your hands expressively; you laugh,

[Hata Bildir]