santhosh kana

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The Algebra Of Your Absence - Poem by santhosh kana

They told me
“wipe your tears, be a Man”! !
How’s it to be a Man? ?
I wake up to your absence
Your lost leftover like “good morning”
I love my bed though you aren’t there
I can’t wake up to your face
The deep innocence in your eyes makes me weak for you

Holding you in my arms
Cuddling you on my lap
Caressing your locks
Sneaking into its dense
The smell of a primordial innocence.
Baby, can’t we be together without us? ?

Didn’t I love you like my baby?
Didn’t I nozzle the ageless rear of your neck
Your bare shoulders?
The most romantic moment is the innocence of your nudity
To the washroom after our love

Evening drops its gloom on me
Night’s darkness hides behind the trees like you
Night scares me by your absence
Day scares by your presence
You don’t pass by me
You pass through me like a dagger
I can’t have the days and nights without you
I want to be coiled in the womb of my blanket
Morning cuts the umbilical cord into insane activity.

How’s it to be a Man?
I cherish the moisture of your lips on my manly arms! !

Topic(s) of this poem: romantic


Comments about The Algebra Of Your Absence by santhosh kana

  • Daniel Brick (4/9/2015 11:18:00 PM)


    Your fourth stanza beginning EVENING DROPS ITS GLOOM ON ME is devastating. It cut me like the sharpest sword. The first three stanza set us up for the fourth which is the beating heart of your poem. Who can explain why such passion fails to cinch love, but it doesn't and we are left to try to make sense of things through poems. You wisely don't try to give answers but rather the genuine experience of heart ache. That's enough. It rings true. (Report) Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/26/2015 11:34:00 PM)


    Hey, forgot to tell you. I liked the caption. That is real algebra. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/26/2015 11:33:00 PM)


    Passionate write. But you are a man throughout the poem. Where is therefore the question of being a man. Also, you talk about both absence and presence. I couldn't quite figure out why. Have I missed anything. Yet, overall a compelling write. Cheers. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 9:38:00 PM)


    Thank you for sharing your poem. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/26/2015 9:07:00 PM)


    days and night with love, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015



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