Second to Someone

Those eyes haven’t looked at meThe way they looked at herThat once-upon-a-time whenYour heart would skip a beatOn her every appearance. Your lips have never sighed my nameLike they still trace hersWhen you, wrecked, heartsore,Cry a river on your pillow cover. Fingers, they’ve never caressed meThe way they cling to her nightdress,Or thumb through that…

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Worth

I know you get the urge sometimes to cry out, to vent. You seek an ear; any pair will do. The thing is the ears you crave are the ones that refused to hear you out in the first place. They are the source of your pain. But any ear does not, in fact, do.…

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Five Letters

It’s an underrated five-letter wordThat you’ve been trying to compensate forWith gifts,With holidays;With a shrug of the shoulder. You wonder whyThey’re still aloof,When you’ve moved on.Why they still clingTo a grudgeLike lungs to a last breath. What does it cost you to say it?Is your prideLarger than the size of them,Deeper than your love for…

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Let Me

Yes, I know I’ll be fine. I know things will fall into a place called compromise. I know I’ll say sorry and I know I will forgive. I know that we’ll dream once more While I shove it all back, deep in my head. I know I will plunge myself into making you happy again.…

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Random Gyan #39 – The Right Fit

Found who you were looking for yet? We’ve never been able to get that ‘the right fit’ is as elusive as finding Shangri-la, perhaps even more. Every one of us is different and hoping that someone, someday will find us who fits into our lives like a glove is a foolish thought. Trying to change…

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Siesta

Lazy afternoon, Head heavy, Eyes drifting Sleep calling To the wind Whispering, Through the leaves. The Sun stealing in Through slatted windows, Golden ribbons Of warmth Across browned skin. Blood running In busy, Concentric circles Through the ears, Like shallow waves Marrying the shores In a shady cove. That hour of solitude Where quiet sings…

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Hypocrisy

He says, I’m an ascetic. Then molests a girl. She says, gender equality. Then whines over reservations. He says, I want to change the world. But he spits on the road. She says, I’m not a faker. But spends hours on photoshop. They say, we want justice, peace. They incite to break, maim, wage war.…

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