Dear Me of 2017

The last year has been tough. But it also means you’ve grown a lot. And the best thing about all those dips is that you don’t regret anything. You are who you are today because of every single rough patch you experienced. You love yourself more, you give yourself more credit than you’ve ever done…

Ode to the Indomitable Spirit

Life Happens to You, but you Happen back.   I salute you, The unwavering Captain of your ship. Taking sticks, stones, and words Ceaselessly, yet gracefully, Every-indomitable. Your strength may wane, you also fall, Knees scratched on the wet, wooden floor, Elbows bleeding, And yet, Never fails to get back up Onto you feet, Steady…

Safe

Here in the moment, I am. Outside, Black smoke, red flags, Flyaway plastic bags, To me, to me. I watch, behind a veil, Smooth, smooth, This time, I rise above, I do not want to know Suffocation Once again. Carry on, on. Cut down the tall grass, I must do what I came to do….

Breathing Poetry

So, right Now, We are skin to skin, But, Love, It does this thing inside our heads: The next time I think about right now I will be breathing poetry into love.   Suddenly: Magic Sparks, currents, fire and ice; Time stills, silence prevails, Hearts race, and blood burns, Singing songs about forever, Colours brighter,…

Fitting In

They say they are FOR freedom. Then they tell us how to behave. After all, Having odd hobbies Or having different tastes Or not having achievements Or not being dressed well Rules you out As: The outsider The social fail You’re the weirdo The odd one And we are acquainted with this atrocity Yet, we…

Eyes

He looked at her straight in the eyes. They were black, but it could have been the dark lighting of the club. They were leaning against the bar table, the music loud and fast around them.  Everything other than her eyes were blurry thanks to alcohol and high spirits, but her eyes, they were solid,…

Temptress

She’s alluring She draws you in like the dehydrated to water And wraps you in her arms And you follow through First out of curiosity Then addiction Now you’re in her grasp.   And you say, ‘This is the last time’ But her hold doesn’t cease You can’t stop. She draws you in Again, again,…

I Intensify

Eventually, I will meet Them They who used to be closer to the past-me        Who, upon reading change in me,        Chose to demonise me,        Criticise, caricaturise, undermining the glory of me Filling in the blanks to the story of me, To which the answers only I knew. They, who used to entertain themselves with        Sordid…

Eyes Open

You can’t close them You try and try But the shock is too great Your voice is frozen You’re pinned to the cold stone floor And your eyes are open While your thoughts are closed You stare into nothing, You don’t feel the pain. Lock yourself in. You cannot move. Do nothing. Stay Frozen. Keep…

The Cavity

There is a cavity found somewhere in between the folds of space and time, and very rarely, a human will find it. It’s almost like a cavity you would find somewhere in a wall, or on the ground, except that it was made up of pure nothingness. Nothing moved, nothing breathed, nothing desired. Nothing… There…

For You

For you, I became a Night person A 3AM person A deep-in-the-darkness person A waking-up-late person Then, Slowly and Surely It went Downhill For Me For, you see, I am a Morning Person A 6AM Person A dawn-break-watching Person A listening-to-the-birds-sing Person That’s me See, I love the moon, stars, and planets And the Dark…

Life is Perfect

Life is perfect? No, it can never be because perfection is a set framework, but everything is ever-changing, transient. Drowning in a salty darkness, she asked me, “Will Life ever be perfect?” I thought about it; I craved it too: a perfect life, where everything goes my way, where everyone is nice to me and…