Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

You Make Me Something More Beautiful Than I Am - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

I crawl back into myself
before dawn
the flesh of me in the corner
below the covers...
the ones that made me
Queen of Sheba.
where I posed
with all the finesse of Cleopatra,
and the fury of Bach
until the cd
sounded a final note...
and the room fell silent
except for breathing.

This is not living
this is dreaming
then collapsing
into your absence.

Comments about You Make Me Something More Beautiful Than I Am by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

  • Peter Lebuhn (2/12/2006 9:00:00 AM)

    I love the reference to Egypt here
    Very nice-


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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