Saturday, 28 January 2017


"Share the things you like", he remarked; apportioning the chocolate cake.
Years later, she taught him how to share and like on facebook.


"Excuse me?"
The woman with salt and pepper hair uttered mechanically as she bumped into the boy next door...
"Hey Aunty! Didn't recognise me? "
She couldn't figure out a reply.
She wondered if they had met or missed each other for ages now.



You dribble through my soul,
Warming my heart;
Washing off the little stains with those brown addictive drops
As if to wipe the canvas clean for the day...

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The train

Monday morning
As the train shunts forward
I startle with a jerk within myself
And I wave;
At those eyes
That woke up too early
And those hands that packed affection in my tiffin...
As the blurred image gradually diminishes from my sight...
My eyes eagerly search in vain;
As if to retrieve the remnants of my soul...
Feeling incomplete;
I start waiting for Friday;
To go back
And get encompassed
Within those beautiful walls of familiarity...
Of reprimanding
Of quarrels
Of belongingness
Of life real;
Of the truth called Home.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


"I want to fly!"
The little one exclaimed, looking at the aeroplane soaring high...
Her crutches frowned;
The destiny that paralysed her limbs couldn't buckle her wings...


"I envy her luck..."
She eavesdropped her own testimonial.
Meanwhile, she recalled a different story.
A story of wet pillows, smudged mascaras and crushed papers beneath her study.

At the signal#3

"Madam, flowers?"
A thin hand extended a jasmine string through the car window at the traffic signal.
"Roll the glass down".
Two pairs of eyes battled the saline fluid.

The Resolution#2

Second day of the year;
As she snoozed the alarm again;
The sticky on the wall winked
At the pendulum that swung sheepishly.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Year 2017#1

This year, I'll not fake a smile.
"Say cheese" said the selfie expert.
And Instagram gulped another perfect shot.

A Simple Message...

A Simple Message...