I know of such a place

where train tunnels are not always engulfed in darkness, where time rambles on tracks and meadows stay forever green only sometimes they become coated with yellowed snow to rejoice the coming of a European winter. Such a place I know of where you could freely run away from any catch twenty-two, where you could still be…

Blue 

Finally I figured the reason why I refuse to cave in to people and things – call it an act of martyrdom, but dependence is a foolish ding. We harbour one thought – the weird one – that one of them perpetually stays, even when you come undone. But still naturally today I found myself…

Falsetto

Whenever I long to reach for a something shelved too high, I ponder if cuts are going to itch or if tears are bound to run dry. Whenever I deem something unmissable, I linger for too long within its velvety edges. But my heart tells me to keep my composure as this world may be…

Alone Together (Dang)

Late night, I took the subway back home, all by myself. Mellow acoustics murmured in my ears I glanced at my watch. “Dang, it’s twelve – that lonely hour in which people hold back tears.” Tongue tied, I watched them as they kissed, (however voyeuristic it might be) “Dang, young love is wonderful (- don’t…

Frankly my dear,

So tell me Was she on her knees when she kissed your crown? Did she sing all the right notes this time around? Have you smiled, and did all these make you drown? Go, don’t come to me to Tell me what you found

Reversion

So, I knew that person once. That person who treasured the littlest trinkets, and derived the utmost satisfaction from staring at late-night movie screens to heartily guffawing at romantic comedies. That person who was unselfish and hopeful – she expressed her affection gregariously and swore that the last thing she would do was go around slaughtering those who loved…

Wonder(wall)

They say people are brought together by intoxication. I always snorted at this conjecture – right until that very occasion where we subconsciously formed an indenture. Maybe it was not booze after all, because of how we came together and found each other, like overall concentric circles. I snickered at the smirks that you fired…

Drummer Boy

It’s tender love-making,  as velvet infiltrates my ears.  My benevolent home is whispering. I wonder, where he has been all these years.  It’s lying on a bed of roses,  as melancholy catches my eyes. He perfects the drums and rocks the basses. I remember, hearing the heavens sigh. He’s Jazz From Rock Central, sets my…

Bourbon in My Coffee Cup

You were bourbon in my coffee cup. The taste that was not quite right, but I went ahead to fill it up. I tried to comprehend the plight That you said was inexplicable And no matter how, you stood unfamiliar. I drank, as shivers were sent down my spine. Delectable, inquisitive touches that I reckoned…

2am

Tell me am I going crazy? Tell me have I lost my mind? Am I just afraid of loving? Or am I not the loving kind? I’m wide awake, partially ridden with remorse, yet this liberation keeps me up all night. I’m not exhausted nor weary, because my thumbs are dancing again on this floor…

Molasses

“You could be a compass rare and so bountiful You could be the opposing opinion You could be the point of attraction bound to all You could be the point of letting it go.” Some nights I miss the feeling of being lonely, Confiding in Nai Palm as she sings me my lullabies. Some nights I…