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Oak caress.Cutlery slides riverside. Tree felling burns shards of heart Mirrored, the hidden twists and turns.Door lock heavy, open plan, and doors hanged.Lover on the sofa, soft.Breaking expressions, observing encodedStranger.White emulsion thermostat Doorknob metal hook rounded,The tin front demonstration,Media art. Close by small conversationAnd see-through smiles.What does it mean, the content and touchesSound and slides […]

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Step into my Skin

Step into my skinThe scaly, leathery, half-bakedcovering of my soul Step into my skinIt doesn’t feel the snow.It has long abandonedall inane sensesas it outgrew the womb Step into my skinProbably then you would knowThis moss,did not growSitting at home. Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy (Unsplash) Please follow and like us:

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Surrender

Surrender, they saydon’t fight,accept.Don’t be deceivedby tricks of the mind,reach insidefinda selfgo delveas do Iin questions unanswered.How can one abandonthe quest?Answers eludeQuestions chaseHow can I secludeor, erasethe seismic triggerfor biggeruniversal divinity?Infinity is what I seein what they calltransient.Am I not meantto strive, to proveworth of every breath?There’s no deathyou say, for the soulroll the dice […]

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I am

I am meditation on the hills I am the sound of the rainI am the petrichor on a dry dayI am an open window and the view outsideI am a dream that you can’t remember   I am the phantasmal of the mind I am the power of the sun I am the buoyant force of […]

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Being Judgement

Standing in the shadewith lengthening shadowsI see surferssoaring with the tidesCoupleswalking hand in handon wet sand,Kidsbuilding castlesBandanas- bright green, orange, red..myriad hues and colorsfluttering threateningly,almost flying offthe small brown handsoffering them to every passerby.Everyone is living their day,as destinedor, designed.Do they grudge my shade?Or is it mecarrying the guiltof my own idleness? Picture by Sean. […]

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Steel Yourself

Steel yourself, for the tide will ebb and flow, Not to lunar dispositionsBut to the gravity of the sorrow in your heart. Stand steady, for if not they shall sweep you awayOverwhelming, they will hold you closeAnd drown you in their embrace. Stay strong, for only will and fortitudeShall stay these resilient watersFrom breaking through and […]

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कुछ है

कुछ है जो दबी है हवाओ में कही जो सर उठाओ तो देख लेना वही खूँटे पे तंगी लमहों की चादर मिलेगी कुछ रंगो में एहसासों की नशीली परछाईं मिलेगी मदहोशी में सनी आख़री साँसे लेता, वो बुदबुदाता बल्ब मिलेगा अपनी ही परत उतारती, वो आँधियो में हिम्मत रखती दीवार मिलेगी उस छत से टपकती […]

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The Lost Shoe

  When I was a child, I lost a shoe while walking through the market. It was a busy market on a hot summer day and my mother couldn’t wait to get out of there. I remember she complained that morning about having to go all the way to the city for something so frivolous […]

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The Brown Belt

My father had a thick brown color belt. It was the only one he had. When it broke or wore out, he would buy the same one. He didn’t care if it matched his shoes. Probably because you could never see him wearing it. You see, he never tucked his shirt. Always roamed around town […]

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Of my Aunt’s Bindis, Bangles, and Courage

At the break of dawn, I heard the soft rhythm of the clothes hitting the stone plank at a distance. I lethargically carried myself to the window and peeped out to see Ammu Maasi tirelessly trashing the clothes and then taking a moment to delicately tuck the lone strand of hair behind her ear that […]

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WINTER’S parent

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Transforming from a Muslim to an Indian

It is an underlying fact that India is more a home than a nation to the millions of people who live in here and this feeling of intimacy towards one’s home is a characteristic feature of every Indian. The notion of nation was an alien invasion which not only restricted us to geographical entities but […]

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‘CRUX’ OF OUR ‘CREDIBILITY CRESCENDO’!

“At times, try as we might, we are hardly ever taken seriously!” As go voices of a few in a group tackling this issue very assiduously!Some of these tips here, would guide all along such an arduous pathwayHelping with presence of mind to get led to that ‘path-breaking’ doorway!!Let’s begin ensuring credibility – through our […]

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Takbeer

عید تھی ، سوچا عیدی ملےگیکھ ملی تو تھی، عجیب سی بندوک کی گولی تھی عید تھی سوچا عید گاہ جاوں گا کچھ گز زمین تو تھی، پر خاموش سیکھلا میدان تو تھا وہ قبرستان تھا عید تھی سوچا نۓ کپڈے پہنوں گا کچھ نیا تو تھا صاف صفید سا وہ میرا کفن تھا عید […]

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sometimes the truth is so simple it hurts

Sometimes the truth is so simple it hurts,Because your mind wants to believe anything but,Fabric the ways it could be happening,The ways you let yourself conjure and create,Sometimes wishing it we true just so you could breathe ‘I was right’,Then knowing you’d never want that wish to come true. Sometime the truth is simple,Laid out […]

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privilege and what came after

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RELATIVE yEARS

We toasted our first year with glasses of tap waterAnd discussed our plans at length. We marked our calendar And wrote down other particulars in our diaries –Height, weight, Color of eyes at dusk, The number of finger-steps from your breast to belly button… You started losing pages From your loose-bound diary from the second […]

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Oblivion

Will you forget? You ask. Haven’t you? Already? All the things we had, all the things we dreamt to be? But I don’t really say all that. I look into your eyes. All I see, is fear. Fear of not being so loved. Fear of not finding love again. More so of not being given […]

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Burn Out

Simmer down.What burns bright,Burns out. Ablaze and intolerant;Nothing survives its wrath. From places afar,It’s light invites,Those escaping morbid winters. Frost and darkness,Take many lives,And those who still survive,Travel to any emerging light. They arrive,And accept heat and shelter,Heap praise over fires,Burning bright,In the middle of unforgiving nights. In its comfort,They rest.Lay down their guard;They close […]

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Souls on Fire

Cigarettes is a subject that often interests me and I cannot help but write about them. I don’t hate smokers infact, I envy them. This was written with no moral principle, but just a creative attempt on understanding love for smoking. Hush, don’t speakSuccumb to me, I’ll last more than a weekI’ll make you cryI’ll […]

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