Shree Gupta is a student of Computer Science but also an aspiring writer, with particular interest in poetry. Issues and things of the mind and soul especially hold her attention and she tries to express as much of those things that usually remain unsaid. The works of Robert Frost have caught her attention and interest since childhood. In the future, she wishes to travel the world and write about her learning and experiences of it! Currently, she is studying at Amity University in Noida, India.
For more poems & thoughts, visit her blogsite A Thousand Words.
► Shree Gupta's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below. Download the single-page micro-chapbook by clicking the title. To read the selected poem, also click on the title.
Cover: Angel in the Alley
The One I Did Not Want
It was not his words,
Nor his actions.
But simply the way he breathed,
That took my breath away.
It was not how he looked like,
But the way he looked at me,
His sinking eyes
And his crooked smile.
The words that sunk beneath his skin,
Beneath that electrifying touch,
That made me shiver.
It wasn't the reverie
That he put me in,
But the reality that he put out to me.
It was not the best in me
That he pulled out,
But my vulnerability
That he scratched out.
And it was not how much I wanted him,
But how much
I wanted to repel him.
Yet I couldn't.
Like a part of him resided in me,
Knocking me down from inside,
That I desperately wanted to pull out.
Yet I couldn't.
Because every time I tried,
It struck me with a creeping pain.
Like cutting a limb out of my body,
Burning down at my sight.
Shree Gupta © 2015