Baring Bodies

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…

Letter to the lover who taught me how to love

I see different shapes and sizes and colours of people in love and think to myself, “what a beautiful couple!”, and not, “how can they love each other? They’re so different.” Thank you, for bringing this change in the way I think about love. I now know that love doesn’t happen because of outer beauty…

Memories and Hopes

“Lips. Soft as cotton. Planting kisses on the length of my spine, bringing goosebumps along the way. Fingertips. Light as feathers. Making me lose sense as they trace rivers on my nerves. Touch. Magical as fiction. Healing me inside out with every stroke on my entire body Skin. Smooth as porcelain. Sparking fire in the…

Of Blank Memories and Shooting Stars

The sky is blank today. Like a white page dipped into black ink, waiting for a sprinkle of white paint to make it alive. But, the sky is blank today.┬áIt has no stories to tell, no stars to join, no breeze to enjoy. It is as still as a motion picture that has been paused…

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,…

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 into 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 the 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…