The now-accustomed face on the other side of the mirror is conventionally pretty today. Those dark pools of penetrating intensity, lined with kohl could burn a hole through your heart. A closer look at the prominent nose shows a slight dent on the top left where the purple cat-eyes perch gently like a Persian cat … Continue reading Dichotomy Of My Identity: WHO AM I?
As the night fades away, a minuscule change in the Gregorian calendar resets the Date and Time as I know... A wet October 20, 2019 dawns on me. The day passes me by like a typical aftermath of a torrential rainy day in a city that calls the Arabian sea its friendly neighbour. Its 15:45 … Continue reading To Nairobi with Love
I come to your doorstep year after year; Carrying an old battered suitcase filled with some of the most favorite things of my short life. I knock you cold, landing punch after punch, of misery, anguish and wretchedness; And tie you to that rotting chair crammed with rusting nails of your pathetic failures and loss. … Continue reading February: 28 Dates with Death
In the fading fragrance of a lone drop of lavender at the edge of the pillow of the love of my life In the tender crook of his wobbly arms In the black corduroy case my fingers sew for his flute In the back seat of the silver cab that he took when he left … Continue reading Where is HOME?
Eyes bound, I trip on the stony paths of my iterating Story; Slip on its dicey grounds and drop down to my knees; Your soft hands lift me and dust off the grime; Dressing my wounds I hear You say; Endure this you must; Don’t be stuck at being a stifled sidekick; Silence those sour … Continue reading The Case of the Lost Soulprint
Can every Disease be cured by Prayer? Sometimes, isn't Death the only cure? Can every Debt be paid off? Sometimes, doesn't Forgiveness simply write them off? Is every call of Duty heeded? Aren't the best of them, hidden behind curtains of Forgotten Valor ,with no sign of a shower of Love on … Continue reading Truth of Our Times
I WANNA BE SPIDERWOMAN! Until I turned 26, this was my made-to-order reply every time someone posed the rather jaded question ... If you were granted one super power what would you choose? I was crazy about Spiderman. I marveled everything about him. From his red and blue suit to the geeky glasses his … Continue reading My Dear Raison d’être…Please Come Back Home
Waiting for the sound of your tiny little feet to help me take giant strides into the Unknown; Waiting for the touch of your chubby little fingers to help me weave a tapestry of delicate magic; Waiting for the cherub in your angelic face to break into unrestrained laughter to help me discard my … Continue reading A Hymn for My ‘Lil One
Yesterday. It’s 3 a.m. My eyes fly open. Is it time already? I walk down a flight of stairs that leads to a very long corridor with muted light. I pass by doors labeled with the strangest of names. There are names that seem like the ones I have heard sometime in the last … Continue reading Song of the Vermillion Kanjeevaram
The road to her, Promised to begin at the bend, Where all roads to your past, end. Needless cravings and unquenched sins, Buried follies and torrid deeds, Burning bright, unextinguished; Fluttering wildly, left unwinged. Cloudy smiles hiding a tarnished heart, Veiled affection masking an unkempt soul, Shining a misleading White; Idling uncared, … Continue reading A Trip down My Memory Lane : Are you who you are?