Dear Readers, I don't think I tell you enough how grateful I am to have you as my readers. It means more than I can ever express. And so, I wanted to share some really good news with you. Three of my pieces recently got selected in an anthology. 🙂 I'm really stoked at this … Continue reading Happy News~ Got Published In A Prestigious Anthology!
I cry in my sleep Wishing they turn into eloquent poems They end up wetting my pillow, instead. I swallow my insecurities And rearrange my lips into a smile. But, fear sits on my shoulders Its taunting whispers burning my insides. I wish I could write better I wish I didn’t feel trapped In … Continue reading I Am A Writer But Not A Very Good One
(Image Source: Pixabay) The ICU-cold, clean, sterile The doctors convince me it is you on the bed My vision is blurred By the sight of bandages, pipes, and masks, I hold the doorway and slide and fall At the threshold. The annoyingly efficient digital clock On the nauseatingly spotless white wall behind you Announces it … Continue reading At The Threshold
(Image Source: Pixabay) You taught me how to make paper boats, The piece of paper, Deftly folded at the centre, Your thumbs would press the right places To create the perfect vessel that glided along The muddy puddles, with the elegance Of a swan. But I wasn't as good. My paper boats, like a helpless … Continue reading Paper Boats
Red Benarasi, Designer lehenga, A honeymoon in Paris. A sea facing bungalow in Mumbai She worked with slum children before He said, "Choose something more presentable." So, now she shops. A lot. She attends kitty parties with friends For half of the year, he leaves for the sea And she's a regular face on Page … Continue reading …In Which She Lives Happily Ever After
(Image Source: Pixabay) 1. Incense, Cheap Perfume, and Sweat She hardly reaches the elbow of most of the crowd In her new pink frock and frilly socks, She has come to the Puja pandal with her mother and younger sibling She clasps his hand with the responsibility of being the elder one The heady … Continue reading The Smell Of Fear
(Image Source: Pinterest) Seeds of days, months, years Watered with tenderness and hope. Little by little, The sapling emerges. The relationship blooms into a mighty tree. Thick bunch of moist, green, leaves Promising shade against harsh weather, Deep reaching roots Signifying a solid, strong foundation. Branches extending their arms As if in friendship And with … Continue reading When She Was Cheated On