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Published June 10, 2016 by Shreya Rajvanshi

You would call me a fool for
Making fun of his messy hair,
His huge hands, his raspy voice,
The way he rolls his eyes and
How his shoe size can fit an
Entire town, and his broad back,
But the truth is
I like it – all of it, because
I can ruffle his messy hair
Any time, shamelessly.
His hands are just the right size
For me to envelope mine
Through them;
Or he could do the same.
His raspy voice is a weakness for
It compliments my squeaky one,
Oh, and how a little giggle escapes
His mouth each time he playfully
Rolls his eyes at me.
I like that I can hide my feet in
His shoes to keep them warm and
Then put them away
Just to spend a little more time
With him, and
I don’t mind his broad back
Because I could always climb
On it, or hide behind it;
My own safe place.
I like him for the way these
Fragments move together to
Make him who he is, and
How I like him for this,
Hoping the feeling is mutual.



Published September 5, 2015 by Shreya Rajvanshi

A billion letters, of this
New, strange language or of the
Exotic tongues of the land and sea
I have yet to explore, arranged
In an unending kaleidoscope of
Hyphens, colons, and ellipses,
Could never explain the way you
Hold yourself.

And yet, I’m still here,
Trying to foolishly capture
Into words, what only the eyes
Can sing and dance to,
Endlessly, carelessly,
Darling, what I mean to
Actually say here is that,
You make me breathless.
Every time.