That night your breath sounded like a falsetto.
Every time you pressed your lips against mine
they quivered like a rose petal.
Your bosom weighed heavily on mine
My heart skipped a beat
My breasts looked fuller within your palm.
I felt your pulse thump heavily on my chest
The blood in my veins rushed like a volcano.
As you moaned, dew drops on my neck.
My stars looked for a shelter
inside your sinewy thighs.
As your hips pressed against mine
Time stood still.
With dawn our bodies burst like the clouds
Till it rained heavily and loud.
Debarati Sen is a recipient of the Poiesis Award for Excellence in Poetry 2023’, Tagore Award 2022, and the Sylvia Plath Women’s Literary Award. She is a bilingual poet from Kolkata. She has published two solo poetry collections and has contributed to a few anthologies. Her poems have been published in The Madras Courier. Yugen Quest Review, The Kolkata Arts, Lapis Lazuli, The Piker Press, Chakkar, to name a few. She has been invited by Samyukta Poetry and Women Empowered Poetry to read her poems.