Expectations

Just always be the better person. And make your intentions pure. What and who you are is what will be remembered. Pain is inevitable in our journey and it will always exist, but if you focus on understanding what you are and what you are feeling at the moment, and why you’re feeling it, you…

Falling Breathless

The heart yearns for the comfort of a familiar body or a soft feeling or being protected and under the care of someone strong and caring. Yet when these things aren’t achieved, we feel obliterated like a piece of straw that is laying in the kitchen drawers unused and untouched for days. When the heart…

The Blew Eagle Cafe

I drove down to the Blew Eagle cafe, knowing it was risky, wanting it to be.  Traffic howled on the bridge overhead. There were freighter horns and train whistles, boxcars in abandoned yards, and transient camps tucked up under the viaducts all around.  Rain was falling lightly, just a faint drift, cool, soft gray. I…

Iridescent

I met you at the museum. Funny really, because to me you belong here. Up there with the masterpieces. Among the statues which look beautiful in the daylight and terrifying in its absence, among the sensational oils and ethereal figurines, and among the exquisite inscriptions preaching endless beliefs of the forgotten past. You captured me…

The Unhappy Bride.

With a heart heavier than the dress she wore that day, she walked up to the beautifully adorned stage that awaited to glow as she took the seat that was meant for her. ‘Smile. It’s your big day!’, her closest cousin reminded her as she placed the heavy dupatta to cover the stage halfway. Women…

Stargazing Across the Oceans

“Have you not put your phone to charge?”, she glared at him over the FaceTime although knowing he has charged his phone back and forth throughout the four-hour period of their conversation. Love does not see time nor distance, they knew, but only the true love between them felt how much they mourned every day,…

The void that follows death.

What makes death heavier than all the hurdles of pain we’ve held? In seconds, as heartbreaking as it is, it was always inevitable, no matter how much our hearts yearn to have them back. The thought process of erasing the existence of a person you’ve seen in different attires at different points of your life,…

The immediate loss

I stand here among so many people, tapping my feet every few seconds. There is quite a fracas in here, as people discuss the consequences of this accident. I am inside my own world, trying to wrap around the things that are taking place around me. Too many incidents and too many things to grasp…

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