Abandonment

A lifetime Wasted Waiting For you To see, To find, To love Me. It takes You A second To forget, To dismiss, To unsee Me. And time flies For you, But all my clocks Are broken, Stuck In this one moment Of stinging Abandonment. Dearest Readers, Its the last few days of Story Mirrorโ€™s Author…

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You Wish

Sometimes you wish you could disappear to another time, to another place, turn into another person. Sometimes you wish life could be as easy as making caricatures – draw and erase, go back to the drawing board, start again. Sometimes you wish and wish but only wishes remain. Copyright ยฉ Pradita Kapahi 2018.

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Empty Bed

I shared your warmth On my skin, on my bed. That warm patch was comforting When you lay sleeping With your little hand curled In my big one, Content. The warmth And the smell of you Seeped through my skin, Drenched me In your smiles; Grew roots within. But one day You were just gone.…

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Melancholia

I wish I could write today Of a beautiful romance Where the knight finds his maiden fair And they live long, lost in love’s trance. I wish I could write today Of the gentle murmurs Of a summer brook, Where I spend a dreamy afternoon Draped upon a hammock. I wish I could write today…

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Who Am I?

I hate my skin right now. I wish I could peel it off Layer by layer Shed each layer – Wife, daughter, mother, woman. Me! Live unencumbered, No enclosures No censures No restraints On who, or where Or what I be. I hate that you think That I should just be so – Pretty, charming,…

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