Tag Archive: Poetry



Cell 1 said one thing which
Cell 2 opposed
Then came Cell 3 to discuss the matter when
Cell 4 proposed
An idea originally of Cell 5’s.
To the chaos entered Cell 6
Creating a ‘disorder’
Which Cell 7 prefixed ‘bipolar’ .
Variety of cell opinions caused
A roaring stream of noise in the
Damn Brain,
to which all the cells belonged.
The voices rose to a level
Pushing her to jump.

She jumped.

from a height she was

once scared of.

    ~Sruthi Sikhamani


Cleopatra my Love


Oh Cleopatra!
The woman of infinite variety
Your fickle emotions,
subtle gestures, boundless charm
and volatile feelings
that make up your variety,
-I’d dealt only in books.
And wondered
Am i capable of this variety?
A complete human avatar, i believe you are
in all its blacks and whites and grays.

Cleopatra, my love,
Motley Fabric suits you best
For in it your variety’s well expressed.
Motley fabric;  classy but!
-not the mediocre,  strictly.
Strictly, ’cause you’re majestic, originally.
And majestic calls for elegance.

Variety is your beauty,  Cleopatra
Your physicality though grand,
is not as beautiful as your variety.
Surprised like a child
wonder struck i stand
each time you show me your variety.

Variety is not just your beauty, Cleopatra
It’s more importantly your strength
To keep moving
from blues to rainbows
and for the beauty beyond
– glossing up the matte reality.
And the sudden bliss it discovers
Could be as beautiful as
Koi no yokan.
And if this bliss ends abruptly,
you can always turn to your beauty,
which is
your variety.

-Sruthi Sikhamani