red and raw on the inside

like rare steak cooked

not at all

fibres in red and bluish green

course through mapping

in vein


fat whitish and glutinous.

cut a lil deeper

and there’s white again-

brittle china-bone white

knobbed and rounded

all wrapped up

in smooth elastic paper

in nude and ebony

and what have you not

but it’s the fleshy bow

that i love the most

with its soft and supple

easy hurt

its ready and willing

enamelled smile

the eternally young

cupid mouth:

who’d call that the entrance(d)

to the man-hole?

P.S: Linked to Trifecta Writing Challenge (


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22 Responses to man-hole

  1. deanabo says:

    I love your descriptions in this! Very well written.

  2. Draug419 says:

    This is so…I don’t know…lush lol The descriptions are awesome (:

  3. Can’t quite figure what to make of this, Rashmi, but I keep coming back. Lush sounds good.

    • rashmenon says:

      🙂 I too had lil idea what this one was going to be- a human being in flesh and blood and a red cupid mouth just emerged on hisown or maybe her own. Gender of the person is still indeterminate in my mind 🙂 Good to have you drop by, Kymm

  4. Neetika says:

    I’m a bit relieved to see that others are as confused as i was when i read it!!

  5. habibadanyal says:

    I liked the sound of it but I am confused as well. If this is something a student of anatomy should’ve guessed then I should die of shame 😛

  6. sugarhighdd says:

    Um…loved the description…but the last lines kind of made me lose my appetite XD

  7. barbara says:

    man – hole – entrance(d)

    wow – just wow

  8. steph says:

    I love reading poetry even if I don’t always get it. I love the opening – like a rare steak cooked not at all – and the white and glutinous fat. Vivid images. I don’t need to understand what it is to appreciate the art.

  9. jannatwrites says:

    I love how you do word play – especially “who’d call that the entrance(d) to the man-hole?”

  10. Wowza. This has sex written all over it. Off to fan myself.

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