If my ribcage were a wishbone…

If my ribcage were a wishbone,To give a second chance,To my battle scarred heart,Or I had some magic potion,To heal all my bleeding wounds,I would be tempted to use them all,To once again, feel new and whole. But I would fight past my temptations,And wear my battle scars with pride,As blood drips down my battered…

Hello October!

Oh, my beloved, October,You’re a little too late this year.You see, I’m already in December,Withered, fallen, and icy cold.A tiny spark ignited in me,When you were about to begin,But well, that gave me a wildfire,Incinerating, my soul and my spirit.Now I lay in my icy coffin,With no sign of life within,As I observe you from…

Strangers vs Friends

When you have something to celebrate,Or face something that you hate,When you are bored out of your mind,Or there are tasks and you’re lagging behind,You know you never have to do it alone,Just blast your friends’ phone. They are the ones who cheer you up,Stand by you when times get rough.They are the ones you…

The men who feel

To all the supercool badass men,Who don’t believe the masculinity crap,And choose to be who you truly are,Brave, is what you are! When society told you not to feel,And anger is the only way to heal,I salute the men who chose to express,You stole my heart, I’m impressed. You didn’t confine yourself to a box,And…

Deleted

If I close my eyes tomorrow,Will you wallow in sorrow?Or will you just forget me,My absence unnoticed?Sometimes I wish you cared,Sometimes I wish you were near,But you were never mine,I have no right to pine.And as I wonder,Will you even shed a tear,If I close my eyes?I realize…I’m already deleted,Your life perfected. Featured image by:…

The Mirror of my Memories

Her eyes, wide and gleaming,Filled with love, hope, and curiosity,Such a sharp awakening,From a deary loop of mundanity. Such high expectations from life,So many dreams to be fulfilled,In such a hurry to grow up,To be independent, move out. Little does she know,What’s yet to come,Life kills hopes and dreams,And sucks one into a routine. In…

The Waves

I was skinny dipping by the beach,Building sandcastles, collecting shells,Making crowns out of seaweed,Watching the paper boats sail. The deep blue called me in,The serenity, tempting me,Step by step, I walked in,Until the waves swallowed me. I woke up in the middle of an ocean,Gasping for breath, rapidly sinking,Cursing my stupid decision,Wracking my mind for…

Transphobic Me

When I see a person,With stubble on her face,Caked in make-up,Wearing Kurti or Saree,I whisper to myself,“Be brave.” I put my brave face on,Clutch my bag,And scurry past her,As fast as I can,I don’t even wait,To spare a second glance. And if she approaches me,I’ll swallow my fear,Be respectful and polite,Even given her a smile,And…

The Waning Moon

Even the moon needs a day off,Away from the stars,To start afresh, To start anew.So what are we, darling, Always trying to be seen,Putting our masks on,Being our best selves?Let’s wane a little,Take a tiny break,Away from everything,That demands our presence.Where we love,No one, but ourselves,‘Cause believe it or not,We too need time to reset.  Featured image…

Kid-life Crisis

Homeworks to do,Puzzles to solve,Toys to be put back,Drawings to colour… Then comes the ugly green veggies,That mommy insists I must eat.Oh, please, mommy, for just one day,Can I have ice cream instead? Tell me my favourite story,As you tuck me to bed,Please make sure to check,There’re no monsters underneath. These seem like little things,But…