quarantine with me!

If you’re like me, then these many weeks of sitting cooped up in your home is probably getting to you. But I bet a lot of us don’t see exactly how lucky we are! We have a roof above our heads, warm meals, and various forms of entertainment- not everybody is blessed with such commodities,…

Women

A clink of bangles. The clatter of a steel bowl falling to the ground. The soft chime of ghungroo, the swaying of jhumkas in the breeze. What does it mean to be a woman? The thud of a tennis ball. Bruised arms, basketballs. Cleats and the bounce of the ping pong ball! Sprained feet and…

Disappointment

Sometimes you reach for the stars and end up with a fistful of dirt. I have always been am idealist, though claiming pessimism is the more rational approach, I expect the best out of every situation. So naturally, more often than not, I am disappointed. In myself and in the world, and for a moment…

The sound of silence

What exactly is the sound of silence? Some might say-it is the sound of glass breaking – a fragile heart that has been stretched past its limits too many times and is beating no more. Some say it is the sound of peace. Of flowing rivers and the soft pitter patter of rain. To some,…

smile

sometimes, when you look at somebody, all you can think of is sunshine, and vanilla soft serve. Of warm summer breeze and daisy chains. Scrunched noses and bright smiles and laughing so hard your stomach hurts. You see them, and suddenly it’s look the room is brighter. Your head is spinning a little, but in…

thoughts

sometimes I just can’t control my thoughts A single word can make my head explode. That ‘okay’ didn’t seem right to me. Too unenthusiastic. Do you hate me now? We haven’t talked much today. Am I too needy? Too clingy? Are you finally sick of me? I’m overthinking it. Right?

battles

A hundred likes won’t make you like yourself Sometimes you have to just stop, breathe, ask for help Everything’s so confusing, you feel too much Then sometimes you’re ‘cold’ and ‘detached’ You can’t feel your lungs, too much weight on your shoulders They say ‘if this is bad, wait till you get older’ Be a…

The Common Enemy

I wrote this poem about an aspect of mental health that is often overlooked- insecurity. In these troubling times of isolation, it’s important to preserve your physical, as well as your mental health. Insecurity is our common enemy, something we have to combat in order to face our situation with the best versions of ourselves….

panic

hushed voices a once-crowded airport: desolate ghost towns riots, screaming, fire fear on everyone’s faces masks empty supermarkets quiet. quarantine silence. ♔ does this sound familiar to anybody? The deadly disease, COVID-19, has been declared an international pandemic, and there is one word on everyone’s mind: panic. There have been clean sweeps of supermarkets: the…

E-motions

I have always been fascinated by the English language, and its ability to articulately express emotions, expressions and thoughts. In today’s technologically-advanced world, a single message without emojis or emoticons seems unreal. Every text is dotted with the small faces and symbols, no matter young or old. But have you ever wondered how these emojis…

her

am I allowed to look at her like that could it be wrong when she’s just so nice to look at and she smells like lemongrass and sleep she tastes like apple juice and peach oh, you would find her in a Polaroid picture and she, means everything to me ~ She, by Dodie Clark…

This is a message to all those people who don’t like the way they look. I feel like I needed to hear this from time to time, so here I am, spreading that message to you. With the spirit of Valentine’s Day, remember that the most important person in your life is you. ♥ it’s…