We chose the opposites further away at dinner tonight. Broasted chicken from last night, steamed canned corn and soda from the grocery downstairs was all the effort we could put in tonight for our empty, appetite less stomachs. We stalled conversation and chose to listen to the news we have already read in the afternoon on our phones.Continue reading Second Thought Realities
You looked at peace tucked under two layers of blankets
In your disney pjs and faded grey t-shirt,Continue reading Disney PJs
They’d repainted the gates
To a pastel cyan instead of the usual cream.
There was still a hibiscus tree on the left hand-side,
And a half-filled bucket on the right.Continue reading Dressed To Impress
We were two weeks away from home
And you had already done your tourist homework.Continue reading Home
It’s one of those days today
When everything’s starting to come down crashing
All at once.
I’ve watched her
Walk past me
In a dance trance
With the music
I was six
And she thirty.
I’ve got two blue shirts folded in front of me on the bed covered with black as I fold the third. I’ve let the chiffon curtain fall over the window letting the orange dance into the room. I stop midway as I stare down at the pattern and memories printed on it. I can feel the five o’clock warmth wrap itself around me but only through the sweater of fifteen months ago. I gently trace the polkas and kalkas, afraid to erase the memories yet trying to reach them one more time.
It’s a quarter to one and my eyes are yawning lazy in the summer noon. I’ve left my right foot a foot above the ground, swinging carelessly as my left foot stays tucked under the right knee where my right fingers are humming a tune whose lyrics I’ve forgotten. I fidget a little with the hems of my skirt, occasionally with my hair that the humidity has curled in ways no curler can. It’s a quarter past one now, and I browse through my chats on social media, hovering over yours just for a second longer. You’ve thanked me for something I don’t seem to recall. I hover for another four seconds before opening our conversation.