Thursday, April 3, 2008


I am yet to meet someone

Who is

As painfully shy

As I am

I am not shy

From insecurity

Or low self-esteem

It is more that

I am too comfortable

In my own skin

but others see it as


I liked it when you said

That such contradictions

Are what make me

Who I am

I think so too

How can I explain otherwise

A woman so comfortable in her skin

That she let you ravage it

Target-practise on it

When your skin evicted you

You are right

Such contradictions have become

A part of my DNA

I only hope

They are not mutative

I don’t want them showing up

Several generations from now

I don’t want someone

So comfortable in her skin

That she lost it

And was beyond a skin-graft