An Evening Of Dance

Wouldn’t you let me hold your hand if you happen to stumble or hold mine if I do, for we are all flawed humans trying to make sense of our imperfections?

Tangled Secrecies

But darling, let’s not hurry just yet. Let us sit across, cross-legged, and untangle each other. Let us strip away each other’s guilts, regrets, everything that weighs us down. Let us caress our changes and marks that our body has bore over time. Let us not go to bed tonight. Instead, make love with our…

Hide and Seek

Holding you between the pages of the books, feeling you flow from one person to another, watching you wrap every person in your embrace like the mild breeze, I stand there; still, numb. I have always been unable to understand what magic you hold in yourself that makes people dance and cry, jump and slump,…

Ode to Love

My love, Crumble yourself, Doubt yourself, Be a better version of yourself. Question everything and Let yourself be open To words and wisdom To criticism and everything else That makes you believe You can be better Than this. Be at peace With yourself and your surroundings For life is a maze of noises; Useful and…

Certain Uncertainties

You feel like hiding your face in the pillow or sitting in the closet all day, every day. You are so vulnerable that you’re always on the verge of crying and you know that you’ll burst in tears if someone genuinely comes and asks you ‘are you okay?’. I know. You sit on the grass…

Midnight Dilemmas

There was something about her on which I couldn’t really put a finger on that didn’t let me sleep for nights at length. It was the good times that we had spent together that came in rushing like a wind and brought down my wall that I had built with so much difficulty to keep…

Beauty

I sit here in this empty hallway, thinking about the memories that are engraved in a way here. Memories of me and you spending quiet moments, appreciating each other’s existence; memories where I couldn’t take my eyes off you and you stood still, beautiful as always. Whenever I crossed you in this hallway, I couldn’t…

Daunting Lullabies

When some other girl comes in your life, she will find my ghost still lurking in the dark corners of you. She will be the priest who will try to purify you and I will be the evil that will refuse to leave. She will get to know you inside out except for why you…

Beauty and Reflections

I lost a couple strands of hair today. Maa says that my hair will become stronger and shinier with the special oil she massages on my scalp once in every two days. Everyone in the family has loved my mane and the way I look. Dadi always puts a black teeka behind my right ear…

Coffee and Reveries

I see you sitting across the coffee table, lost in your thoughts, unaware of the secret romance going on between your hair and the mild autumn breeze. My fingers instantly get jealous of the way the wind caresses your hair and brings to me the souvenirs of this affair as a whiff of your perfume…

Musings

I sit on the windowsill  with a paper in my lap, a cup of coffee in hand And him, in my mind. The rains pour down, petrichor bringing back memories of  our happy summer days. The pen made love to the paper, Leaving behind scribbled words in mushy ink. And him, in the chaotic coffee…

Journey of the Soul

I’ve been on the verge of crying for too long now. The tears have been brimming on the edge of these eyes forever. I know how the shattering of dreams sounds. I know how the hollow premises of the heart echo When it has been abandoned by its owner. I choke halfway through my words…

Letters to Love

Dear love, Would you still remember my birthday like you remember that of your girl best friends’ if I didn’t take you out shopping just days before my birthday, with so many excuses? Would you still remember our anniversary if I didn’t make my friend deliberately slip her tongue just a day before? Would you still…