Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Willing to win

Home found you with your
knees on the floor, a bit broken,
but it has given back what you needed
look how one year can change you
and heal you right back, with scars
to remind you of how hard you fought.
Because home found you and the hills
nurtured you back to life, its air
infused your lungs with love,
look how you are laughing again;
look how you are back on your feet
stronger than ever, willing to win.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I am already yours

Because you are telling one of your
stories at the far corner of the room
and the crowd fills up around you,
Because I miss you I try not
to let it show; some ancient pride and
outrage against myself for being
so affected by your presence or the
lack of it, as though I am a child who
hadn't learnt to share.
I am on my third glass of wine,
a friend whispers something into my
ear and my head is flung back in
laughter when midway I catch
your eye wandering towards mine,
and you walk across the room to me
and I rise to meet you;
I am already yours.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Takes time to build up a life

You worry sometimes
that you are missing out;
it is alright to feel that way,
you are only human
and it makes sense to want more.
I know it is hard for you
to put up a brave face as you do,
to feel as though you have landed up
in a world not of your making.
You are aware of your many privileges
and those in which you lack,
shifting between two worlds
you inhabit simultaneously.
All I can tell you for now
is that you will get your fill
of the world and people of all sorts,
you will learn to write like
your life depended on it;
it takes time to build up a life,
it takes time to realise you are
already living the life of your design.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Ritual of Love

It's crazy how we fall in love with people
because of the things they say,
the phrases they use, the inflection of
their tone, the way they erupt into
laughter, the way they tell you
about their lives
and you bask in the privilege
of being allowed to trace
the trajectories of their lives.
You are simply knocked out
by how these things matter so much
to you, how they wound up
making their way to your heart,
and out of the blue the world
dazzles you with such beauty, such grace.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This is how you change your life

Sometimes you have do it alone,
all the things that matter most.
The journey is lonely,
it wears you down,
a few times you wonder
if this is what you really want.
Wouldn't it be so much easier
to live like everyone else
frolicking under the sun and the stars,
not having a care in the world?
But old ambitions die hard.
You got that one chance you asked for,
This is how you change your life.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

For all the times you mistook
yourself for ordinary,
its time for you
to make amends.

The sun, the moon, the stars

So you collect life's lessons
and words from strangers,
what you are making from them
you don't quite know.
Sometimes all you want
 is to make it till the next
Saturday, to see him again.
Other times you panic about
THIS life, it frightens you in a
way you can't possibly explain,
it scares you that you might 
eventually resign to domesticity,
to love even, which is not a bad
thing really but you know your
heart has always wanted more;
the sun, the moon, the stars.