Love

Love Is Possible

“On Thursday 6th September 2018, I woke up in Verona, Italy, in the city of Romeo and Juliet. The trip was a gift from my mother. There are many kinds of love, of course, romantic, motherly, friendly, social, political, divine.”

Read my celebration of love and of the Indian Supreme Court verdict that protects all love, queer and straight, a verdict that coincided with my birthday.

love-is-possible-by-Shilo-Shiv-Suleman

Two palm trees

Two palm trees, tall, stand beautiful,
The background a pure blue, not a single cloud to tarnish it,
The two almost of equal height, with similar crowns,
A symmetry and order, it feels good,
But there’s something off,
Something slightly frustrating,
I notice they’re not entirely straight.
Then I hear myself think straight
And I start thinking of you and me and our love,
And I find another kind of beauty in these two trees,
A spaciousness and softness unnoticed till now,
Just as they stand here, queer,
And I wonder if completely straight palms exist at all.

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”Two palm trees”, Gaylaxy Magazine, 21 February 2016

Short fiction & happy Pride!

Gay Flash Fiction just published a short text of mine, “TGV to Geneva”. I recommend reading it while listening to You Wish by N.O.W.
I hope you find the text subtly sexy. I sometimes feel the shame that society still attaches to sexuality and alternate sexuality such as gay sex in particular, but I will not let it restrict me. The publication coincides with Pride, a celebration that originates in the struggle of sexual and gender minorities. When I write - gay erotica or other texts - I will write under full name.
Happy Pride!