We feast

Each of my fingers imprint love over your back. Scented warm rose water ooze out of my pores. You’ve managed to unlock a chamber of my heart and decided to open it. And now you take care of the rest, as you hold me together. Bundling a puddle. Holding onto a slippery fish. You’ve ownedContinue reading “We feast”

There was a boy she once loved

There was a boy she once loved. She fell in love with him when she was eight years old and he was in his little bicycle. He sped by her while she shyly walked to school. During recess, she saw him playing in the monkey bars with classmates, and after school, she’d spot his outgoing-selfContinue reading “There was a boy she once loved”

Swimming in sparkling yellow

Swimming in diluted pain Swimming in circular, swirling colors Swimming with you, paralyzed Traveling with the ocean tides Immersed in sweet delights That turn acidic Floating with moss, floating in yellow green Immersed in bubbles, palpitating wishes and dreams Stuck in liquid, dragging, lifting Still in silent mid space Numb, gazing Feeling of love SwimmingContinue reading “Swimming in sparkling yellow”

Friday night bad boy

It’s a dry, dull, desolate world where we live. We’re made of thick glass, fragile enough to be broken, and oh so heavy; bound by gravity and layers of weight covering our bodies. You’re like music to me. You’re so vibrant, tangible, and full of bright pastel colors. Your smile pops open and fizzles outContinue reading “Friday night bad boy”

The only way to exist

She can only be so open with someone who loves her so So when he feeds her this love, she loves in return Giving back each ounce of it, giving more than what she can give To keep him alive and breathing; knowing that she is his sole purpose his newfound religion, his reason, hisContinue reading “The only way to exist”

Relationship in hell

She sat across from him before a small, round dinner table that was made for two at a restaurant. Strings of romantic little white lights glittered behind her. The atmosphere loomed with delicate sounds of live piano music. He was mesmerized by her smile, or was it her warm eyes? He couldn’t decide. Nevertheless, sheContinue reading “Relationship in hell”

Well, look at us

Well look at us, We’re in love again. But it’s best for you and I to lay here on this grass next to each other and look at the sky. We’ll probably have nothing to say, but only a few sentences when something strikes us. We can make love voicelessly, wordlessly, exclusively, and passionately byContinue reading “Well, look at us”

Noori

There’s a beautiful bird out in a forest. She flies her little wings up and down the hilly terrain near the glistening, cold Himalayas. They refer to her as Noori; this beautiful, colorful bird. On rare occasions they get a glimpse of her striking beauty. Yet always, they hear her tweeting her silly, sweet songsContinue reading “Noori”

Sun friend

Why am I teary unexpectedly? Could it be the love for my grandparents, the loss of a family member, goodbyes of all kind, The limping dog down the street Quick infatuations, and false expectations Sweet motherland, who seeks no expectations Being sick in this heaven full of empathy Asking for nothing in return, but onlyContinue reading “Sun friend”

He could never hurt her

“I hope you know that I’m in love with you, deeply. I have a gut feeling that we’re meant to be; the planets align, the stars are giving a sign. Don’t deny it, I know you love me. You’re my girl, my soulmate, my reason. I can sense it in my core,” he said thatContinue reading “He could never hurt her”

Rocking together

Rocking with you to a tune like this and sailing away to some world faraway. Floating in the sky until we’re out in space. Your hands in mine, and mine in yours in still motion with our hearts beating in synchrony while the stars align perfectly, in a horizon somewhere. Tell me love, that weContinue reading “Rocking together”

You need a lot of love

You need a lot of love, I get it. Get it from the sunlight that caresses your tinted skin with kisses, From the breeze that runs its fingers through your hair From the water that smiles at your reflection The moon who gently cradles your soft body to sleep From the mountains that echo yourContinue reading “You need a lot of love”

What is love?

Smile. Sunlight. Beings. The world. The feeling of inclusion. The feeling of everything. The feeling that the heart has no capacity; it’s infinite. The reflection of light on a raindrop. The ray of light through the window. The way a trail of tear meets the curve of the smile. The feeling of being alone onContinue reading “What is love?”

Maybe art would be it

A thousand love letters, hundred embraces, a lifetime of passionate silences, billion obsessions, and a child later, he gazed at her warm and familiar eyes as she brushed the greying and thinning strands of his hair with her delicate fingers. Slowly, she spoke to him, “I think… I don’t like you that much anymore.” HisContinue reading “Maybe art would be it”

Loving Something That You Hate

What if, all of a sudden, they sang and you became mesmerized. What if you were suddenly nice to them, and they became nice to you. Your eyes dilated like a new feeling and your heart poured warmth. They were just scared like you; absolutely afraid. They were just as protective towards the things theyContinue reading “Loving Something That You Hate”

Dear nightmare friends

Old nightmare friends, only when the rain of salty tears wash my body offshore and subside do you come near. My dear nightmare friends, so long ago of you I feared. Now you’re here, trying to comfort me amid tears. Your memory lifts my spirit, takes me back to childhood long lost. The thought ofContinue reading “Dear nightmare friends”

We meet again

We meet again. You in your grandeur, your hairs encircling jewels and the flowers beside you boom, understated… by the brilliance that is you. It is odd isn’t it, that I see you here. You didn’t expect me. But you make me chuckle; do you really find it that strange? Drenched in the rain myContinue reading “We meet again”

Indigenous rites, indigenous rights

They lay hidden, pockets of civilizations which flourish like wild flowers– vibrant and integral to the value of this barren land otherwise. The core of humanity and individualism, The essence of family; midst the heat of survival. They thrive, they love, they endure. Define your meaning of civilization and savagery? Is it not love weContinue reading “Indigenous rites, indigenous rights”