Musings — Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

What are we but temporary expressions of wonder, encased in transient configurations of atoms? The important thing is to remember to enjoy ourselves, and to be kind to others. Because in an instant we’re gone…and if you believe some of the theories of simultaneous time…we’re being born, dying, living, nonexistent—all at once. [We] were […] via…

The Vagabond

Arms crossed against her chest, Her legs stretched out, She sat in silence, As if her heart lies In the restricted territory, With a STOP sign dismissing Whoever wished to pass. She stared into nothingness, Her eyes fixated On an invisible story, as though Searching for a suitable ending. She intrigued me With her demeanour….

Polaris

Oh! So pleased to see you I was, when you shone Luminously in the sky, As if a lustrous solitaire He adorned. So heavy hearted He appeared before you, Quietly, came into view. And, as you sparkled, He reddened, deeper and deeper, His dusty, greyish blueness Dissolved. Now it is dark. His satiny black suit,…

Of Infinite Love and Compassion – Yamuna

She seems to stand still, Her demeanor, mournful, Moving sluggishly within her boundary, Thickened, dirty water, Not limited, though she is, by its limitations. In her stillness she has Watched generations Exploiting her holiness In the name of religion, In the name of Prathā, Paramparā. Nevertheless, she advances. They say, it is because of her…

Barney

Amidst all this chaos and confusion, amidst all this desperation to win Frank’s attention, amidst a drunk Ruth, an injured Kathy and a catty nurse, Barney’s presence in the house was forgotten by all. From the moment the day had begun for him, right about the time when he left for work, Barney was well…

Her Portrait

With awed silence I behold her. The longer I look upon The fonder I Grow of her. Her head is tilted Towards the left; She holds it high Like a proud swan. Her soft features adorns Her gentle, round face; Her skin, smooth like clay. She is neither fair, rosy Nor conventionally beautiful. However, she…

Do You Mind?

I have reached my saturation point. I cannot write one more word about how to sell tomato ketchup. I do not even like tomatoes they are unpleasant. They are sweet, bitter and tangy all at once. Sometimes they taste earthy. Why? Why cannot they stick to tasting the same? Why all the varieties? I hate…

Paris

My darling Sandra, I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt that I was in the middle of the ocean, swimming. You have known me all my life so you know that I cannot swim. Nevertheless, I was swimming, moving on top of the water as if I was born to swim. It was…

Chocolate

A chunk of dark chocolate Magically lightens up the room. He helps cross the road And makes flowers forever bloom. Chocolate changes light bulbs And sings soft ballads of love. He gave tigers their stripes And wings to the doves. He types away business emails, And absurd poems and letters Of bittersweet love And love…

A Coward’s Love

She would close her eyes To picture his face. Whom did he see, When she was only a touch away? Her heart beat for him Like a pulse resounds, In absolute silence; Low at first, then maddeningly loud. With every breath, she inhaled hope; With every breath, she let her fears go. Whom did he…

The Voice

“Let my voice reverberate.” He shouted at the top of his voice, From the top of a tree Standing tall on the highest mountain, To anyone who could hear. “What would I say, I am not sure. Only let the little voice Inside me out. “It causes one mutiny after another, In the depths of…

Thou Art

Ring-ring the phone sounds, I know it is you, Ring-ring the second time, I hope it is you. Ring-ring, as I snatch it finally, It is not you. Tells me so The vibrating harbinger. There you are, Crossing the road, Your messy, shaggy hair Obstructing your beautiful face. But, then I look away, And there…