“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” ~RUMI If you’ve been told “you live a lil’ too much in that head of yours”, congratulations because you’ll be living with it until the very last breath you take. Moving out was never a choice. Spending 17 years of life in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading A Layperson’s Silent Journey
How did we get this far? We took a long walk on a well trodden path. We saw the green and thorns the dirty mud and the lotus flower. Dear self, why did we stop to pick the rose? Underneath the canopy of shade and looming dark Why didn't we see the sunlight sparks? You … Continue reading Tryst and a Prayer
Cover me with the cloth. A tricolor Flag I’m endangered. There’s a rule of law I’m told. The mighty price this piece holds. Crossing the borders across this body I’ve paid a mightier price. ‘Mere words darlin’’, they say Each time I’m stripped. Cover me Here are the immutable wounds on display I hold my … Continue reading TRICOLORED
It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it... but it's a party... and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining... and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but - but not because … Continue reading The Jack.
Not the midnight dweller you met Don't look for reasons to stay The transient inhabitant of your heart Plaguing your one track mind That doesn't last long I'm the wave that crashes at your shore Then recedes, Can't be the last one to climb Or the first one to say goodbye. Heck, I catch flights, … Continue reading The Heartbreak Kid
I look around and find each beautiful moment captured through the minds of thousands. And I wonder, how is it all different? A couple years more of fighting they said, growing apart, letting go. Yet, still getting stuck. Confound paths. A forked road? All the dreams I create and unexpected colors filling it. People, friends … Continue reading Where do we go?
8:00PM and our phones ring incessantly. We look at each other in the emptiness we felt swallowing us. Our parents just wanted us back home, safe. “I’m scared. What happens if something goes off right this minute as we wait here?”. “I think I would run inside and see if anyone's alive.” “Really? I would … Continue reading Celebrating Ruins.
Take my hand Let me show you the blinking line An empty mind,tryna unwind Forsaking myself I'd set it on fire, jump into the pyre Let's walk through these crowds Amidst the noise Appeared to have lost my voice That which I raised in reverence Silence, words left loud and unsaid Let's talk, Through … Continue reading The Blinking Line
Damn it! Why am I a story teller? The teller of tales. That grandeur was all in my mind. Fabrication. I’ve lost the key. Where’s the portal? Ugh. She took it all away. Thief. She has the key. Rewind. Rewind to the day she stepped into my life. You sure can, dig in further if … Continue reading Delusions
Wait wait wait… I've walked too far Long and scarred I've tried too hard My hands, and feet are marred Escaping the four walls of this reality Thought the wait’s over The thirst dies within The waves that crash and bend Upon these stones made of dust They shimmer and shine Like diamonds in a … Continue reading Wait..