Drunken Selfies by Debasish Parashar

I am little drunk right now
as if I am naked and shot at point blank

for a ban

Drunk as if smitten by this 
night lazily
femme fatale with disheveled cloths in her boudoir 


This night is a crazy melancholy with eyes of longing
A pair of eyes with viraha can be so attractive
All puzzles are

I am so drunk that I can see
I can hear clouds killing birds with a tipsy sun and I can smell the sun breathe
I wish birds were a republic of sentiments
could fly a bachata
sensual and sexy
could fly like a frizzy piece of jazz cutting Van Gough's ear into pieces
Darshana is drishti

I am drunk right now
Really drunk

Sometimes my nights are full of dualities and paradoxes like drunken selfies
Sometimes erotic like a lazy husky voice

An oasis a plateau a carnivore a serpent
a prarthana an idiom a circle a kiss
a mrityu a confession
a moksha an apology
a shringara a trivanga
a karma an apasmara
a lihaaf a doha and what not

My nights have many faces
but not a ban

I wish I could fear death more than I fear formalities

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Contributor Notes

Debasish Parashar is a Creative Entrepreneur, Singer/Musician, Lyricist and Multilingual Poet based in New Delhi, India. He is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Delhi. Parashar is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Advaitam Speaks Literary journal. His debut Music Video ‘Shillong’ from his debut EP ‘Project Advaitam’ released in the month of September, 2018. His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index. His literary works have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Contemporary Literary Review India, Enclave/Entropy, Praxis, Expound, Asian Signature, SETU, Five2One, Moonchild and elsewhere. Parashar has been (or will be) translated into Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Slovakian, Serbian, Albanian, Persian, Macedonian, Afrikaans, Indonesian and many other languages. Debasish's works are featured in international anthologies such as 'Where Are You From ?' (English/Persian) (New York), 'Apple Fruits of An Old Oak' (U.S.A) and ‘22 Wagons’ (Serbian) among others.

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