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A Thousand Flamingos A Thousand Flamingos by Sanober Khan
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“The splendid thing
about falling apart
silently...
is that
you can start over
as many times
as you like.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Sometimes I think,
I need a spare heart to feel
all the things I feel.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“May your love for me be
like
the scent of the evening sea

drifting in
through a quiet window

so i do not have to run
or chase or fall
... to feel you

all i have to do
is
breathe.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“she's got
oceans
tucked away
in her hair

poems swim
under her skin.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“in the afterglow
of an evening rain

i lay down
in the grass
and think of you

my body aches
like an after-kiss

breaking in soft fires
and wildflowers

my dear,
i will always be
this tender for you.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Tea is just an excuse.
i am drinking this sunset, this evening.
and you.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“There is
something
mystically
sad
and beautiful
about
how
i will
never
see you
again

but
meet you
again
and again

in poetry.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“sometimes i don't know, which moment
which cool gust of wind will come,
and enchant me
tousling my hair
and my heart,

stirring...that familiar ache of poetry,

which drop will kiss
the old wrench in my soul
reminding me, all over again

i miss you better in the rain.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“how is it that
he's always
in my thoughts.

even when
i am not
thinking.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“I had embraced you...
long before i hugged you.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“this life
has been
a landscape
of pain

and still,
flowers
bloom in it.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“moonlight disappears down the hills
mountains vanish into fog
and i vanish into poetry.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“my dear,
we are all made of water.
it's okay to rage. sometimes
it's okay to rest. to recede.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“my love
for you
will always be
like a mountain stream.

quiet.
persistent.
continuous.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“for we all have
our own

twilights
and mists
and abysses

to return to.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“If I began to draw
myself away from you

we’d still be like
two mixed colors of paint
impossible to separate.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“With callused hands
i tasted
the softness of the moon

in the coldest winds
i discovered
my soul's
warmest fireplace

in the roughness
of his stubble
the tenderest love.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“There is a moon,
that rests in the quiet corners
of a lover’s lips.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Love me...with all the abandon
of a sudden wild rain.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“And stay, my dear
stay...
forever, as my quiet song,
in my lilac dawn.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“I have woken up…quite sloshed
from night-mingled rains
a little drugged, by mountain fogs
I have been kidnapped
for years....by a mere kiss.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“You should be more careful
when you move, my dear
what with you...

spilling moonlight
into my poem, with a mere
flick of your hand.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“You ask
if I will write a poem
I could,
I suppose
write the most
splendiferous
one of all

but not
right
now
not when

your hands
are brewing
warm
cinnamon tea
across my skin

not when I’m
trying to imagine
what might happen
if you began
flowering
kisses
upon
me

My dear,
how can
I write
a poem
when I’m already
inside one?”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“A single poem, alone
can turn tides
scatter galaxies
and burst forth with rivers
from paradise.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Scatter as a prayer
escaping my lips...

as orchids
blooming in clouds.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“a single poem
the thing that can keep me
light on my feet,
when my soul is
heavy with sorrow.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“A rain like melting pillows…
a rain so beautiful

I could never
have let go of

if not certain
that someday...it would find its way
into my poem.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“the time will come, my dear
when I will hold you close

and all will be
right again
in the world.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“May the nights always be aglow
with the bliss of the day
with unharmed hands and feet
and kissed cheeks.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“May our twilights mix together
like breath and breathlessness.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

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