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…

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…

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…

Full Circle

I have been running for days, weeks and months. Not stopping for a moment and today I’ve reached where I belong. The night time sky looking upon me as if reminding me of the dark patches I saw in this journey. But it is all behind me now, the journey to reach this point is…

Trapped In A Box

I wake up feeling suffocated, like someone is choking me with a pillow. I slowly open my eyes and all I see is dark. I try to move but my movement is constricted. I wiggle to make room but I bang my feet on a hard board. My breathing is labored and I can see…

The Evil In Me

You want the girl who smells as a daisy but I am not a flower you can pluck. I am a woman who has roughened up with the wild. You want the girl who spins sugar with her words but I am not a candy who melts sweetness in you. I am a woman who…

An Empty World

I see immense light radiating from a ball. I pick it up, it’s heavy and blue. I am dazzled by its light, my eyes unable to take it. I blink heavily to adjust to this luminous sphere. My hands start shaking as I realize this azure ball is the world. I can feel this incandescent…

Playing With Fire

It is a lonely night, clouds are dark. A thunderstorm is brewing somewhere above me. I know it won’t rain tonight, just some thunder and lightning will fill the sky. Walking deeper into this dark forest I look up and smile at the moon. Its half form looks like a smile, an indication of what…

Mourning In Red

I remember you told me I look beautiful in red, like a delicate rose. I remember that day when I sent you a picture in a red dress and you came 12 miles just to see me. I remember how happy you were when you asked me out for the first time and I came…

The Rainbow Cave

“Don’t enter the cave, it is a dark hole”, they would say. But I see the cave light up in beautiful colors. I see it open its arms to embrace me with no judgments. I see others like me wearing the rainbow colors of the cave with pride. I see a life of love and…

Painted Upon

Like a canvas they pour colors on me, choking me with the weight. They make “art” on my bare skin like it wasn’t beautiful on its own. They glide their brushes on my face to smoothen my lines, leaving me crinkled on the inside. They turn me prettier with each touch but I can feel…