Alien

Alien short poem

35 years of living should have inured me,
if not prepared me,
for surviving this planet;
but no matter how much of me gets spent,
no matter how much of it becomes me,
I will always be an outsider;
like an innocent inside a prison.

Where might I be from?
What am I here for?
Am I an amnesic refugee?
A spy?
A wanderer who’s lost his lust?
How can I not remember?
What am I forgetting?
Why am I an alien in my own land?

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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