Ghazal of the Ishq

01 July 2010

Kama, Eros, whatever. Names are air, and I’m all breath to feel.

I’m no God. I’m what you wish a God would make you feel.

Penlight between bared wolf teeth, I shake you out like a drawer.

Amit Majmudar is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, 0’,0’ and Heaven and Earth. His poetry has been published in The Best American Poetry 2007, The Kenyon Review is currently serialising his novel Azazil.

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