• Varsha Panikar (@fromtheafterglow)

Kiss me once more

First published in Love Portions, in the February 2020 issue of Rogue - The Zine by Ratio Auream Publishers under the publications One Point Six One Eight Imprint. Available on Amazon&Kindle.


Kiss me once more,

Steal me a shadow,

Turn out the lights;

And take me away.

No time to mourn,

Terror, be gone!

Laughing and crying,

So kiss me once more.


Tell me I am crazy,

Staring at the sky all day.

Spin me a story

So instead, I may touch yesterday.

Perhaps, I see too clearly,

Living in memory,

So turn off the lights

And take me away.


Varsha Panikar

From sketch-poetry series, “Bodies Of Desire

© VARSHA PANIKAR