Ambiguity

I surrender, I raise my hands. It is difficult to understand, and you are not making things easier either, as you cease to answer. So suddenly, so confusingly; if you were so eager to disappear, why did you once at all appear? If not here to stay, why did you make my heart beat faster,…

Trance

If it becomes too much for her, she grabs a book, turns deaf to the world, and pours herself into a trance. The book is all she hears and gets lost in the story. With each turning page, her heartbeat increases, her breath stutters. And as the climax approaches, slowly and gradually, into the paper…

Dear Anxiety

I’ve lost time, opportunities and moments, in my angst of not being good enough. I’ve landed into a state where criticism seems a disapproval, where valuing seems a pity. I feel like standing on frozen water, hearing the cracks deepen with every passing second. I am helpless, for even if I move, it’s in my…

Forever

For them I have always been, For them I will always be- For the ones who cherish my presence. For them who do not notice- Am I that easy to disregard? Am I that hard to acknowledge? Is it that simple to misjudge? Am I that difficult to read? You might realise one day, You…

Toxic Family Tree

I threaded their words – piece by piece, trying to connect the loopholes to sew a fabric of remedy. I gather the massive piles of conflicts; to soak them in a basin of comprehensive detergents, letting the stains of redundant mistakes be washed away from the ruins of veracity, but they vanish. Was their existence…