I do not have mystical images for you,
nor are they transcendental ones.
What I have is a dossier,
of tattered loose pages,
titled Day One, Day Two and so on.
These tattered pages look very ordinary;
They even look cumbersome,
They seem to offer nothing fresh:
the usual “painkilli”1 everydayness.
I will embrace the “painkill” though;
I will take those accusations against me
But, also add that they do not know how
to read my dossier.
The key is to smell it;
I sniff and snuffle the edges
to read any book.
This will offer a different story;
Not one of words, not one of predictable endings,
but of a real real “painkilli”ness
Painkilli is a Malayalam word mostly in reference to the romance in the pop novels which appear in women’s magazines. It denotes a lower and candy floss idea of love/romance.
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