Just the way you are…

like a snake shedding its skin

shed yours

i know it’s fake

be bereaved of pretentions

crawl under my skin

creep into my veins

breathe to the tune

of my heart’s beat

for only then you’ll know

i need you body and soul


your masks


your deceits


your longing

to come clean

like a prisoner

on death penalty



 one miracle

to live as long as the sun

walk in my shadows

only then you’ll see

i want your love

just the way you are

i want to love you

just the way you are


Asha Seth