April 18, 2014

Dust dunes

I

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

II

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.