Dark Corners

There is nothing fleeting about darkness. Almost like dragging a boulder hooked up to a chain wrapped around your shoulders. For a moment, you stop feeling the weight of the world looming behind you. But before you know it, you’re choking on a burden you can’t quite shed. It is a terrible and intense ache….

Ignite: A Poem

It is the human condition to conceal the darkness in an even darker world. In hushed whispers I hear about a faraway relative drifting to a place I can’t yet go, Muffled reporters claiming hesitant estimates of the perished, Stark silence when I enter the room, And then a timid request for the ketchup.  …

No Return To Innocence

She never realized it was possible to lose herself within her soul. That every laughter she pronounced would resonate as distant thunder years later. That the tears she’d never shed would become whirlpools of retribution. She never comprehended the magnitude of the power fueling her emptiness. Never forgot to smile and wave. To voice her…

Kingdom Come: A Poem

Many a nights I laid awake, dreaming, with my eyes wide open, how that treacherous Death seemed so appealing in the face of a world full of ashes. Blink, in the blink of my sleepless night, I saw an entire world go mad, The world of my beautiful fantasies. Just like one of many crumpled…

Aurora of Hope: A Poem

There’s wonder in silence, beauty in violence. There is air to breathe in the lives we weave. So rest your head in the womb of misery, There’s a glow of warmth in this sanctuary.   Sway to the sound of your own music. Cling to the crescendo of this divine aria. You look for the…

Disasters Like Us: A Poem

To taste you on my lips Like the oldest wine and the freshest scar, To feel your breath within me Like the sun rays in the darkest hour, To let your blood become my elixir Just before I swallow my vitamins every morning, To sense your smile in my heartbeats As if you’re all I…

What Remains: A Poem

You don’t know who you are,  You never will. That is one of the biggest enigmas of life, That is one of my worst fears in life, To be so lost in this delusion That who I am and who I will be Choose to forget the road to become who I once was. There…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 5 of 5

I detect a change in the quality of the air and suddenly my ears start to feel as if they’ll explode. The world shifts and so does everyone else. My mother and sister are moving around, talking to each other, but most importantly they are happy. I see my father and uncle have now set…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 4 of 5

Link claps gleefully and as expected, runs off again. I keep track of him so as to not lose him in the stillness. He walks ahead with his eyes aimed at the sky where the clouds aren’t racing against the winds anymore and the birds aren’t flapping their wings like they used to. The sky…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 3 of 5

As I let my eyes travel across the tranquility, I notice a cerulean butterfly sitting placidly on the tip of a collared dog’s nose. The dog doesn’t seem to mind. The rainbow seems to be emerging a couple of feet away but I feel like I could almost touch it now. The sunlight refracting off…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 2 of 5

I realize that I’m standing in a dark meadow of neon lights flashing wildly across my vision. A faint memory whizzes right by my head and another one painlessly shoots through my body like a cannon. I feel like a phantom in a blizzard of nostalgic oblivion. What is happening to me? I try to…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 1 of 5

I wake from the final vestiges of sleep in a coughing fit, spitting crimson into my hands. A soft hand grazes over my forehead, trying to carry my wrinkled thoughts away. The kind smile of the nurse illuminates parts of my darkened soul but it does not give a new lease of life to my despair. I listen closely as the avalanche of an intolerable sound begins to bear down on me. Beep. Beep. Beep. On the bright side, I am still alive, and that horrible bleeping is evidence. The sound invades the barriers I constructed in my mind over the course of a harsh battle. This room, these four walls, suffocate me. My body is in pure agony, my flesh burning with an indescribable ache. Despite all the machines attached to my body via tubes, I still find a lack of oxygen. Honestly, a breath of fresh air is all I need.