You, My Love

You, my love, you confuse me.  You’ll eat a whole chicken,  A full serving of fried rice, And still crib about being hungry.    You’ll rant about how I misplaced a pen,  But your own wardrobe will never be tidy.  You’ll tell me you hate lies,  Yet lie to me about your shitty day.   …

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Ironies

Why isn’t there a setting for slow and then super-duper slow on fans?  Why isn’t a Popsicle large enough to make you stop craving for another one?  Why do you pay for air from a chips packet when we have it for free outside?  Why do we always want to go pee when there’s no…

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Losing My Hands

There’s something wrong with my hands these days. They have a mind of their own, I swear. They defy sense and decency. They make me feel like I’m a wanton woman, Driven by need.  —————— I restrain them from unlocking the phone every five minutes. Then from hovering over your name on the contact list,…

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Friend in Foul Weather

  Rain sluices down mercilessly, This once arid kingdom of dust, Where concrete burnt like glowing charcoal, Resembles now an island in the midst of floods. The sewers gurgle painfully, With the sudden swell of waste, As mini-whirlpools in the pot-holed streets, Wash the sludge of the roads away. The trees around now wear a varnish…

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Stuck

You were standing here At this same spot, where You held my hand last year. How clear you were, When you said Those three words, Convinced that nothing Could shake us, break us. But death did. … Now wisps of air They’ve become, Those three words, And you, you’ve turned Your back to ‘us’. You…

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Daily Prompt: Dormant Dreams

Daily Prompt: Dormant Dormant dreams seemed to come alive, As soon as her brush touched the paper. The Autistic girl who never spoke, provoked or evoked, Now seemed to babble through a vivid language of colors,  An age of grey silence thus came to an end, A poet was born who painted her sagas.  …

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