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Three Steps

It was a while

Before dinner,

And time demanded

Roadside tea

In terracotta.

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Epiphany

You yawned

Incomplete sleep

As the dawn bounced

Off your cheeks like

A thousand splendid suns. Continue reading Epiphany

Six Nine

It’s been six months since I spoke to you.

But I know you went to the concert of your favourite band last month when they came to the nearby city. I know that you wore grey and charcoal with white floral embroidery to your cousin’s reception the month before that. I know you celebrated your friend’s birthday last week and took three shots of vodka cheers. I also know that you had scrambled eggs over waffles and, fresh orange juice for breakfast today at the cafe two blocks away, in your black tracks and white tee. Continue reading Six Nine

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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.

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Pancha Mahabhuta

You, darling,
You are
The purity of water;
To cleanse and,
To flush;
You are
The light of fire;
To warm and,
To burn;
You are
The growth of earth;
To nurture and,
To absorb;
You are
The spirit of air;
To be free and,
To control;
You are
The vastness of space;
To be infinite and,
To be void.
You, darling
Are the
Pancha Mahabhuta
Embodied.