Womb Of Ocean

From the womb of the ocean I was born Yellows of sun and blues of water I adorn From the waves of ocean I was washed Ripples formed and misty tears swashed From the coat of azure I was furred Kept in dark with my gaze so blurred From the crash of waves I was…

The Woman Who Bleeds

For days every month I bleed For years and decades I bleed For the love of life I bleed For the duty of wife I bleed For my future heir I bleed For being a mother I bleed I turn a giver of life when I bleed But why am I dirty when I bleed?

Rinsing Off The Devil

A pure soul I was. Am I pure anymore? I was trampled by every passerby, laughed at and crushed like a piece of trash. They burned me with their false selves and abandoned me when I was no use. But I am still alive today. I am not pure anymore, my soul is dark. You…

Drowning In Thoughts

Thoughts clouding the clear sky of my mind Random and incomplete, they are all I find Questions are pouring over me, wounding like a dart Answers to which are lost in the ocean of my heart Which way do I go, which will hurt me less? The puddle of options becomes a raging mess The…

Blood On Me

There is blood in my eyes, my tears are red There is blood on my soul, my insides are broken There is blood on my heart, I’ve been stabbed There is blood on my hands, I have killed I’ve died and I’ve killed, there is blood on my mind…

On Fire

I am the color of fire, devoid of all color I am the spark of fire, devoid of all spark I am the heat of fire, devoid of all heat I am the flame of fire, burning in my own flame I am the wrath of fire, a victim of my own wrath I am…

The Colored Canvas

Staring at the blank canvas, she stands with paints around her. It was a beautiful sunset right outside her window. But today nothing could inspire her to pick up the brushes. Lying on the table with the palette was a form that would admit her to medical school. But did she want that? Her father…

Pool Of Blues

A dip in the pool of blues gave me perspective. Is blue the color of sadness that I feel today? Then why is the sky so blue? It is free from all strings, has wind blown over it and smiles in the chirping of birds. Why is the water so blue? It is calm and…

A Wild Flower

You don’t see me in your garden Sitting pretty within a hedge I am a flower in the wild Holding my ground amid thorns You don’t water me tenderly Or sprinkle drops for a dewy look I am a flower in the wild Thirsty today, flooded tomorrow You don’t touch me gingerly Or pluck me…

In An Expanse Of Snow

It is a serene scene in front of me today. I stand on top of a snow covered mountain and look in the distance. I soak in the tranquility of the fluffy cottony dreamy landscape. This is the stuff of my winter dreams that I would weave with sweaty palms. I’d shudder in this cold…

The Blues Of Nature

I am pure like the vast blue sky But you breathe black smoke into me I am serene like the waves of the ocean But you crash into me with your filth I am chirpy like the blue jays But you silence the song in my heart I have the sweet aroma of orchids But…

The Blackness Of Red

“I watch as blood trickles down my wrist and wait for the red to blur before my eyes and leave behind a bright light that will soon fade to black.” -Yamini