Trespassing in Paradise

quietly, stealthily
I walk

trying to not be noticed
by the owners of this property

I don’t know
how I came to enter this place
but now that I’m here
I never want to leave this space

it’s so beautiful
white like the cocaine
as far as the eyes can see

I’m so glad, that the gates were opened, to this monumental grace
while I stood in my waiting line
waiting to be entered, into my hellish state

I should forget about that, now
that’s past me

I’ve to just try
at my own steady pace
to move around this serene solace
that the guards fondly called paradise

quietly, stealthily
I walk

trying to not be noticed
by the owners of this property

I don’t know
how I came to enter this place
but now that I’m here
I never want to leave this space

© Lishaka Gulati

Poem ~ Today the sky called me up

today the sky called me up and said

hi, I saw that you went for a walk but you danced instead
did you realize, that people were looking at you

like you were out of your mind

well, it wasn’t my first time

over the top, you appeared to be manic
lonely girl trotting on toes
so out of control
just swaying to the music

maybe someday, sky, you and the people will realize, that we have to lose ourselves to this lucid music
and not always care about other people’s eyes

try it with me, sky
let’s go for a walk
and dance instead
let them look at us and wonder
how we’re out of your mind
let them look at us and wonder
how we’re two of a kind

© Lishaka Gulati