Her Altruistic Mien

  Have you ever seen a heart Who has love, unconditional? Have you ever met someone Who has given herself so benevolently?   I have. And I keep meeting them. Whenever I talk to a woman Every now and then.   I meet her in an infant daughter Who is innocent enough to believe, That…

Unapologetically Me

She frowned into the mirror in frustration as a strand of hair kept falling off the sides of her hijab, The rest of her family contemplating on how she would find it easier, only if she was wearing a niqab. She hid herself behind the hijab as it made her feel safer, Safer than what…

Hum

I know how it feels when no one wants you –they won’t leave you alone. They won’t leave you alone. Their downcast eyes look through me. Their reluctance to talk to me engages. The telephone won’t stop not ringing. Their e-mails, which never arrive, backlog, so few that I simply can’t keep up with them….

Black Hole

She was created the day two stars collided.   Her kiss was black and beautiful. She used to say, love was like smoke and fire which filled her lungs, deadly yet meaningless.   In the moment of his death, he looked into her golden eyes. And as he saw both -The universe’s birth and death-…

Wrong or Right?

Is it wrong to wear my dress above my knees? Or is it right to be bold? If the latter is right why is the former wrong? And if the former is right, why is the latter wrong?    Is it wrong to fear the touch of those rough, raping hands? Or is it wrong…

Stranger

In my house there is a girl impersonating my sister. She speaks like my sister, breathes like my sister, her body is in the languid shape of my sister. But she is not her.   At night I see her body change shape, morphing into something more like my own. I do not know where…

Simplicity

Simplicity, That is what’s calling me Nature’s longevity Watching so stealthily.   Simplicity, That is who calls to me. Minimal tendencies Saving serenity.   Simplicity, Silent sweet reverie Blending eternities, Losing all gravity.   Simplicity, Wholesomeness remedy.

An Apology to Myself

To the girl who smiles on the Metro,   In the process of trying to love him, Being blinded by idealisations and delusions, Perfect confusion, Mixed signals, That existed only in my mind, That wasn’t really there at all, I forgot to love you.   In the process of trying to hold on to whatever…

My Bloom

My heart was bleeding My soul was pleading to unleash the knots of my nerves to drain off the blood from my skin to let me veil, to let me disappear. My eyes were open but the lashes wilted My lips were moving, but the words were sealed My legs carried a heavy monster with…

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