More Than Friends

To the ones who are not lovers, I saw you wearing his sweatshirt in cafeteria last month. I saw him holding your bags after a shopping spree this week. I saw him ordering your complex drink exactly how you like it. I saw you buy toiletries for him, right from classic perfumes to his anti…

The Fall Breeze

Cocooned in layers of winter clothes, I step outside to take in the scent of fall. Leaves falling from trees welcome me into a street that will soon be covered in layers of snow. But today there is a rosiness around. The aroma of cinnamon and ginger has filled the air. Squirrels are running about…

The Blues Of Her Locks

To the girl with blue hair, I always envied you from across the street, the house right opposite to yours. See, you don’t even remember me. We went to the same high school and you never graced me with a single glance. Why would you? You were the popular girl with blue hair and I…

Half Happy

Flashing my off-white smile to the world I wonder if they can see past it. The big grin they see plastered on my face does no justice to the teeth I am secretly clenching. The rosiness they see at the edge of my smile is mistaken for a shy blush. My anger has its redness…

The Burns Of Campfire

Camping in the woods last night I saw the beauty of fire. The rising flames were a contrast to the cool evening breeze. I made s’mores over the campfire as I downed rum and cola. My head was light and the world looked like a nice place. Morning brought with it a different realization. I…

Sweet Remembrance

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” -Chuck Palahniuk

Trivial

Like a speck of dust in the big world, I am insignificant in the greater scheme of things. The universe is huge and it doesn’t revolve around me. Who would think a fact as clear as that will have to be stated? But we’ve created extravagant scenarios in our little heads where everything affects us…

Departed

Like a puff of smoke it rises above in the airAs if floating over life and death, you and meLighter than air it seems as it makes its wayUp to the heavens it leaps in a single bounce Leaving behind emptiness in my lap and your eyes For in this windowless room, right before youMy…

Let’s Go Back

Close your eyes and let these flowers take you back to the days of unadulterated innocence. Let’s go back to the days of unending play and pure giggles. Allow me to take you back to the time we first met. They were days of childish pranks and heartfelt apologies. Let’s transport back to the days…

What Lies Within

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hidden In my Eyes

My eyes have a rising storm, hidden behind the calmness of the breezeThere is raging fire in my eyes, hidden behind the icy glareAn expanse of darkness stays in my eyes, hidden behind the fairy lights

Footprints In Sand

I left an impression on his life just like leaving footprints in sand- vivid yet short lived. A slight gust of wind blew me away… -Yamini