Apple skin

Against lips of mine,
sensual, thin apple skin —
ceramic rims tease
like running fingers
against a woman’s skin.
Ceramic rims, glass or silver —
I prefer to kiss
a girl’s thin apple skin.

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
October 5, 2016

China wine

The first sip of cinnamon tea
after a cold shower on a Sunday morning
reminds me of lips travelled afar,
miles and miles from pressing against mine.
I shall now again relive a reminisce
sipping jaggery dipped chamomile.

And so, playing with the ghost of your kisses
residing in my cups of tea, I taste your China wine.

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
October 10, 2016