Any Color You Like

Written by: Somrwita Guha

Red for a walk, a kiss and a rally by the old brick lane

Yellow for the garden that meets me when I look out of your pane.

Green for a small bullet in a box that travelled the world and cried myriad tears

Pink for all the moans you let out when I used to bite your ears

Purple for the letters we wrote to each other and kept in shoeboxes for five years.

Brown for the leaves that touched my lips,

Formed a cloud over my head and rushed out of my room with a point of no return

Orange for the rubber I used to suck in bed and eventually churn.

Blue for the place that taught me to love, a place where I met my dame.

And Black for whiskey in dark rooms and the dearth of an aim.