Mothers of the East

Dot on forehead And the red powder along your parted hairs, like a red brick road. The smell of roses, temples, and all things holy, heartbreaking, and nostalgic. The thought of gods and a plate full of flowers for offerings, Held by arms close to your frightened chest; a plate full of hopes and aspirationsContinue reading “Mothers of the East”

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”