Saturday, October 5, 2013

I Wonder

I walked into a spa on a busy street
With pictures of pretty flowers sweet
Candles were lit by the doorway
They offered me a lei
The Hot Stones and the Swedish
And a new age blend of something English
Has no word for yet while nodding meaningfully
Not fluent in masseuse I nodded meaningfully too
That ought to have been the first tip off
But my mind had been dulled by the pictures of
Pretty flowers and scented candles at the portal
And I was a mere mortal
Writhing in pain from a stiff back
Whom the gaggle of  ladies in black
Had sold a half hour at an introductory price
And I love an introductory price very well

The second clue was the serpentine hallway
Through a rectangular building all the way 
To a cubby with some interesting artifacts on display
She said,"Did you bring your bunny" and it sounded risque
Besides who brings their pet to a spa I wondered
But I thought perhaps they allowed pets to comfort
Those in pain 
And in pain I was

It dawned on me then I might be in the wrong place at the wrong time so I turned and fled

                                                                                                                             ~ Sonali


Friday, October 4, 2013


Swatches sailing down
Russet yellow mauve brown beige
Canopy now rug

Exotic fruitage
Please tease appease the senses
Recall Eve’s apple

Geese butterflies larks
Make it look so so easy
I could fly to you

Brittle chill thrills with
The first frost of the year and
I know I’m alive

Diaphanous mist  
Conceals you and me this dawn
As light within light

                                                                                          ~ Sonali