The anatomy of me. 

They told me I was galaxies that roam this infinite universe. They told me that my mind was like the ocean; deep, unforgiving and fierce. They told me that I reminded them of tall trees; so firmly grounded by my feet. They told me I reminded them of black holes that floated with an air…

To the ones who taught me not to be sorry…

You came halfway around the world And made it all the way into our hearts. One of you taught us focus while the other was hell-bent on spreading love, Put together, this weird concoction created a little magic of its own. The next day the roles reversed, one taught us to stand upright while the…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples And a Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a Punjabi in…

Midnight rings

You called me at four in the morning. I picked up seeking the words that every heartbroken soul has pictured echoing in their ears for the past few years. And there it began. Your word vomit of everything I was unprepared to hear. I thought I’d be super cool Time had passed and I wouldn’t…

Relationship goals

My mum married her first love. My dad married his true love. Together, they gave me relationship goals that meant more than likes and comments. Sometimes, love is not poetic. It can hurt, yes. It can feel like a thousand beautiful dawns rising inside your body. But it’s not poetic. It’s not about those metaphors…

Reflection

The mirror sees you. It notices the scars that crease your face like constellations. It pays attention to your sunken eyes and dark outlines that sink into the pink. Stretch marks that stain the deepest blue around your curves. And scarlet nestle of spots that huddle around your leg. It tells you to smile more…

What does love feel like? (A guest post)

I don’t know what love feels like anymore. I don’t know what it feels like to look into someone’s eyes and see the entire universe. I don’t remember what it feels like to have someone’s warm hands twirled up in my ice cold soul. I… I just don’t know anymore. It’s so empty and lonely…

Do you know what it feels like? (A guest post)

Do you ever feel every bone in your body crush to dust? Like all the norms of reality have somehow outlived themselves and what’s left of you is the fading memory of the times you were in fact, in your best possible state. Have you ever felt the excruciating pain that numbs your body to…

I smoked up.

I smoked up. They call it cannabis I call it an antidote to my ambivalence Slow and steady I could feel the hands of time slipping and ticking and running I need to stop. To catch a breath. As inhibitions fade I’m unable to persuade The entire room turns into a maze. My laugh consumes…