Saudade

You’re miles away and I want to portray that I’m finding my way alright through the day but I do go astray and begin to sway to the rhythm of over- -powering waves of longing, stretching like the limbs of a ballerina blinded by the beauty in the inevitable tragedy of  her lover’s melody. There…

After Innumerable Nightmares, A Soul Satisfying Dream

I was sitting next to him, on the floor- the platform between the stairs and the door that opened to the terrace. arms- wrapped around crossed legs as if such body language would cross out the feelings within.. fingers- clasping, only to unclasp again.. heart- fluttering and flapping only to remember that it had been…

A Book I Can’t Read Again

Originally posted on Weaving Wounds:
I’m finally writing for you.. it’s been so long that i completely forgot what it felt like.. I can’t say that it feels the same..it doesn’t and it will never; not for you and not for anyone else.. it feels like i’m flipping through an old favorite novel.. every time…

“Why Poetry?” he asked. I said…

when it’s all too much to be expressed in simple sentences when you’re done with people and their pretenses when between proclaiming and hiding love you are torn when you doubt whispered promises- a hundred times sworn when the rose is not enough for lovers forlorn when heartbreak grows larger than the prick of a…

Kaput

Strewn I was Like worn out leaves- Death made them Lose their colour. All that was left Was the brown dolor, Rustling sound And emptiness all around.   Then came you Gently, like dandelions Sifting through My leaves and on them millions Of tears like mildew. You Gathered the blades together, From the milieu Picked…

An Unanticipated Return

I think I forgot but it all comes back The memories come back- Your words Our messages Your jokes Our songs Your socks Our places Your smile Our glances Along with them, come back- My letters Unsent My confessions Unspoken My pleas Unheard My love Unrequited Everything comes back like iridescent blobs when I close…

Such Was My Love

The specks of dust which shone like stars Only when the sun rays sieved through ; The meandering crimson in the sky- soaking daylight Only to announce the arrival of another lapis night ; The whimsical falling star Only losing itself to the glint in the eye of a wishful child ; –such was my…

Lingering Love

It crawled down my thumb And up your finger; Receding into it’s shell As you flicked it away. Gone it is out of sight But like a snail Left a moist trail behind.

A Book I Can’t Read Again

I’m finally writing for you.. it’s been so long that i completely forgot what it felt like.. I can’t say that it feels the same..it doesn’t and it will never; not for you and not for anyone else.. it feels like i’m flipping through an old favorite novel.. every time i see it on my…

A Paradox of Emotion and Rhythm

Words overlapping thought.. Thoughts overriding words.. Fantasies around hopes.. Hopes beyond fantasies.. Dreams transgressing reality.. Reality better than dreams.. I feel fearless. I feel shy. I want to shout it out. I want to stash it away. I want to go on. I want to stop. I want to confront it. I want to escape…

Closing My Eyes

Closing my eyes melts away the miles I dance to your whispers and swirl to your smiles. Closing my eyes takes me back to those times When I’d stay awake till three and write you stupid rhymes. Closing my eyes makes your absence less bitter It makes me realize why I’m still stuck to you like…