Kohl

Lamp black and camphor

And the oil of mustard

Become kohl

 

 

Magic

In your gran-na’s

Gnarled hands

 

 

I watch your strokes

Deft, adept

As it smudges

Lovingly, your eyes

 

 

On your eyelids

The black lingers

Smoky and dark

 

 

Like the monsoon skies

Before they let loose

Their bounty

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14 thoughts on “Kohl

  1. This is fab!! I’m bad at poetry, so bad that I cringe even at the thought of writing it!
    Hence, admire anyone who can weave words so beautifully! πŸ™‚

    You’ve got a new admirer in town! πŸ™‚

    Like

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