April 18, 2014

Dust dunes


Watching the moon ride
with us outside the window
of our train
We had kissed


I remember that night
for we had met between
intervals of parting

We had met with
that same feeling
in our stomachs

April 10, 2014

Voters' Pledge

We, the citizens of India, having
abiding faith in democracy,
hereby pledge to uphold the
democratic traditions of our
country and the dignity of free,
fair and peaceful elections, and to
vote in every election fearlessly
and without being influenced by
consideration of religion, race,
caste, community, language or
any inducement.