Good times


If pictures could talk, They could write an epic, Or recite a symphony, Like no other. I hope they’d talk About the day that we met, Of the chemistry as we looked Into each other’s eyes, Or of watching us laugh like no tomorrow. How we danced in the rain, Like toddlers without a care … Continue reading

Serena


The night is young and restless As the candlelight glitters on her face She’s all dressed up in black silk With eyes that betray her frenzied search. She wears an unlikely grimace As her wine’s insipid, yet she sips on, A mere ploy to kill time; To fill a vacant void. I name her, Serena; … Continue reading

The storm


We watch the moon in all its brilliance The light, it shines across the bay The sea is calm, but there’s a storm Brewing somewhere in the distance. The world’s away, left far behind But there’s no escaping your probing stare Clearly there’s more to be wanted, or felt More left for the taking. I … Continue reading

Sparkle

Sparkle


She glitters on, unfazed at the touch of human skin; as he mulls holding her with jittery fingertips. He wonders what a hole she would make in his pocket, yet considering she would be totally worth it. She looks around, scoffing at her peers; they can only stare back, green with envy for she carries … Continue reading

The crush


The boy focused his eyes at the empty arch staring back at him. With every twist and turn of its ornate stone, it spoke to him of the days gone by. Barely twenty-one, he felt like his scrawny arms had shouldered the weight of the world. It came to him as if it were yesterday. … Continue reading

Unplugged


Where there was once time To look into her eyes And find my world Hidden deep within them I’m now left staring Into four-inch screens Trying to hold on To a shred of a relationship. Where there once was space To hum along a melody Or to find an old record And relate to its … Continue reading

Off to the presses!

Off to the presses!


For those of you who were wondering where I’d gone, you’re in for a treat. I’ve spent the last 30 days putting the finishing touches on my first ever book, titled “At First Sight”, a collection of short stories based on some of my previous work. The manuscript is finally ready and is off to … Continue reading

The last kiss


There are moments, I’ve wished That would never end, and once they do, That they’d never begun. Soul searching, yet out of reach Falling out of comfortable arms From cushioned relief Into raging nightmares Where the beast is awake Ready to feast on mellow creatures The mind wanders, endlessly, carelessly, Aimlessly, pointlessly, wordlessly Staring into … Continue reading

Life and death


I’m here again in the company of Wizened flowers, that form a deathly mosaic Beautiful once, now a mere arrangement Of wilted roses and shriveled lilacs You chose to go to that better place And left me here to my loneliness Now I try clutch on to cherished memories As I hold these in my … Continue reading

Sipping coffee

Sipping coffee


The first ray of morning sunlight creeps into the room through dusty window panes, fragmenting the light that it allows to pass. The floorboards are rickety, with the eerie creaks getting louder as a furry rodent scurries lightly across the hallway. The fresh smell of varnish on the oak sideboard heightens the senses, and plays … Continue reading

NotionPress contest – need your vote!


Dear readers, I’ve entered my short story “Vanquished” in the NotionPress Short story contest. The prize up for grabs is pretty awesome – 10,000 INR and a chance to have my story published in an upcoming book by NotionPress! I appeal to you to please read my entry and vote for it; every reader vote … Continue reading

Never let go

Never let go


Fallen angels seldom walk the streets Not every day do knights stay at their feet? Until yesterday, I didn’t know your name But today’s the day where nothing feels the same Angel, where have you been all my life Seeing your face makes me walk in paradise So much prettier than the summer rose All … Continue reading

Diamonds

Diamonds


A golden circle; Studded brilliance holds Tiny, lone crystals Your melted heart speaks As light shimmers through many Broken window panes; Those glowing rocks just Scatter radiance beyond me Why those tears? Our breaths unite As the distance closes down To nothingness now And all I can see Your eyes speak like diamonds; Love is … Continue reading

Vanquished


There is a quiet chill in the air, quite unlikely for summer. The dry leaves rustle with an eerie whistle as they throw caution to the wind. As the moon glitters above, the night is bright as day, bathing the arena with its milky light. Surely, the gods must be watching; anxiously waiting, not knowing … Continue reading

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs


Silent graves seem left behind Where flowers sit on dusty berths Mere markers in the sands of time Trying to prove all their worth So quiet, the winds keep passing by Right from the early, break of dawn The hope that fills the heart alike May not see the first light of morn They once … Continue reading

Stay

Stay


You whisper in my ears so softly And point towards my worthy foe A rustic clock hung on the far wall Telling me it’s time to go I sit up straight and keenly watch Your brilliant eyes look back at me So innocent and full of charm Your hand fits mine so perfectly My skin … Continue reading

Let’s light up that smile!

Let’s light up that smile!


In the spirit of the festival of lights, here’s a happy song to keep the cheer going. Happy Diwali everyone! Let’s open up our eyes to see Hum along a melody And light up, that face of yours Let’s grab a friend and share a beat With open arms and meaty treats And brighten, your … Continue reading