i) (FIRE) Of warm soot that sets the bed of your passing, of the celerity of your crackling stride — of your sauntering footsteps synchronised with every heartbeat you touch. The crimson that melts into the orange, the caress that sets ablaze an entire kingdom; I call for thee in … Continue Reading
Whether it be the ever uncertain college Goa plans or the exchanging of ‘Best Friends Forever’ bracelets in middle school, we have all warm albeit kitschy memories from expired friendships. Times change and so do relationships.
Circumstance makes friends out of strangers. Living in the same locality, attending the same … Continue Reading
how do you convince someone
they’ll fall when they believe
that they’ll fly?
I’m standing on the ledge
and I can’t stop looking at my feet
I can’t stop looking at my feet
and counting and recounting
my toes trying to change the
narrative when the narrative is
Resurrection is archaic for “miracle”,
The pinnacle of impossible.
So much so, that it was synonymous with a change of status;
A man to a God and a woman to a witch.
Resurrection is modern for resilience.
There are no three days of mourning and the Sunday of happiness.
You … Continue Reading
Frustration in the hospital wards goes both ways, where we see patient and doctor go neck-to-neck for treatment protocol and diagnosis. Healthcare providers often complain about reduced compliance from patients, while patients distrust doctors.
Considering the whole intention of healthcare is for societal betterment and wellness, all these issues point … Continue Reading
It’s late evening, my second cup of coffee finished, and I stare out the window at lights my neighbours have hung. I see people wrapped up in their jackets as the winds begin to turn cold and the leaves turn yellow, gold, and brown. This is my favourite time of … Continue Reading
“Congratulations, it’s a girl”
Eyes tear up listening to the sound of her cry
Unfeigned blend of joy and elation manifest in the faces
Dark sparkling eyes full of dreamy glitter, met with warm, welcoming smiles
what was coming at her though, little did they realise
Is this a … Continue Reading
The villagers feared the woods,
They would not venture in,
For they knew,
With a visceral certainty,
If they did,
They would not return.
At night, the village stood silent,
Still and lifeless, like ruins.
Lights extinguished, people locked in homes,
Speaking only in hushed whispers.
They would not brave … Continue Reading
A curious “which book are you reading?” 11 years ago
A shy “we’re friends, right?” 10 years ago
A familiar “why are you like this, good god” 9 years ago
An exasperated “no, we’re not dating, Jesus” 8 years ago
A new “do you want to sit with us?” 7 … Continue Reading