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

A love’s afterlife

As she leaves
And as the mind stares
At each step she takes
I wish something new would play
In the hall of souls
Let’s watch something new
Let this tragedy end
A rom-com perhaps!
City’s not stealing away any footsteps
And so back to the quiet life
Is this something new —
Drinking tea on a weekend

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
August 9, 2014