Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Swallowing gratitude

You are swallowing
a gulp of gratitude
for so much which
you take for granted,
take a moment to breathe
and look at the world around you,
look how far you have come
from the frightened child
you once were, losses
and mistakes have come and
gone but your head and heart
are intact, there are people
who love you, and sleep
comes easy, your dreams are
within your grasp, you are
full of boundless energy,
there is so much to be grateful for,

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Here is a prayer

Here is a prayer
that we wouldn't leave scars behind
when we leave, that my life
would hold its own.
Here is a prayer-
look out for me
when things are beyond my control.
May fortune favour me
in my endeavours,
May I be guided home to
where my heart belongs.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I go over it

I go over it like the way the wind
caress the top of trees, when we
existed in a time of our own making,
the way you kissed me over and over
and I didn't want to leave as planned.
We greeted each other awkwardly,
initially alarmed by the easy propinquity
of you and I;
no more longing for you
in coffee shops and car rides,
you and I
finally on our own,
finally more than a few stolen hours
of holding hands and hurried kisses.
I go over how your skin felt on mine
as you made love to me
And how easy it was to fall asleep
in your arms, to wake up next to you,
how four days changed everything.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Which star did you fall from?

I remember you like a dream
Bathed in that strange unreal light,
waking you up with a kiss,
my heart aching with happiness.
I don't even remember how we got here
in the past few months, from strangers
to lovers, catching each other's glances
from far corners of a room, heavy
with the knowledge of your presence.
And life's mundane routine suddenly begin
to acquire a special significance, as though
walking, eating, sleeping, laughing
were something to look forward to.  
Which star did you fall from?

Friday, August 4, 2017

See now

See now,
how does no word
from you make me feel
slightly lost?
I am yet to figure out
the pattern of your thoughts,
there is so much I will never know.
Why have you never fully invested
your heart on someone?
Half-of-our-hearts always.
All I know is that I have begun
to see how I could fall in love,
even in a place like this.
But here I am,
twice in a fortnight.
wondering if I should keep you
or let you go.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Life in your hands

When Life comes bearing
unexpected gifts, take it.
It took a while but as promised,
you will do marvelous.
And suddenly after the wait
and the toil, the world is opening
its arms wide open for you.
You are not to take it
for granted, you are taking
back your life in your hands.
Your time has come.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Look how you are breaking my heart

Look how you are
breaking my heart,
Look how you have got me
all muddled up inside.
And what coincidence to have
"Lovers in Paris" start
playing from my playlist;
a sign from the universe
to let you go or to keep you?
I have to give it to you
for doing it in the most
delicious way.