Jose Maret

Rookie (11 November 1975 / Quilon, Kerala, India)

A Conversation With A Smile - Poem by Jose Maret

You have not lost your bite, anyway.
To be sarcastic is your bread and butter any day.
And to keep going back on this these days
Is keeping you on track in a funny way.

Received your message with a quirky smile
Sad, and happy to be away more than a mile
Miss your company and all those arranged tiles
In anticipation of an argument with a smile

Thought of men for women in a minute to tell you
Did you think not all this is not for you?
You are a woman of action, a gal in power glow
And bubble bath is not life you have to show.

You remember the days of inevitable creaming
And the silence behind ear shattering screaming
The touch of lips and the urgency of the tongue
Red rust or just lust of the generation punk.

Not a question was there until this day
Why you and me were there in that inevitable way
Cherishing every moment and every dropp I hear
Splash on my window as spring rain this year.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am not sure I captured my dilemma at that age in my life. How strange and alien it felt to be with a girl. And not recognizing the difference of being with a boy and the reasons as to why. And also how restricted I felt with the bind I had put myself in.
I shift all blame over to the other quarter rather than taking the responsibility to be mine - which would have been rightfully mine. My ambivalence towards my own sexuality charging energies and situations in a myriad of ways.
The messages I never heard but hear today and words were said - but not heard as all I could hear was the rushing of blood in my ears.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, October 15, 2012


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