Rub salt on a little cut
Dissect the black and blue
The comforting spill, I've got to kill
Stitch patterns running due
Sore fits are strange, my head deranged
Burst out loop running low
Set an alarm! we'll chop off the… Read More...
Maa used to worship Krishna
Krishna… an elfish institute
A magician in symphony of flute
Krishna… the crown with peacock’s feather
A wizard who creates and devastates altogether
Krishna… Vishnu’s eighth incarnation
The… Read More...
Another combustible day
Some inflamed breakfast porridge
Some simmering enraged lentils
Served alongside, some meek bland rice
Slump into our gullets.
Destinies applauded, not one morsel wasted
Chosen mortals, greater… Read More...
Days and days past,
I stare at leftovers
in finished plates of Biriyani-
Bones and bones without
feathers- bones and bones before flight.
Your Umma's hands
dipping your black hair strands
into the white… Read More...
Amidst the excitement over drinks
Smoking pot and hasty hook ups
There is a deafening silence
Because nobody ever talks.
Nobody initiates a heart to heart
Conversation that has power to heal
A conversation that can give… Read More...
Words are weary
Overworked and travel stained.
Constant use and reuse
Severely tested their strength
Long sentences and cliched usages
Have put in their toll.
Words had to rule over letters
With an iron… Read More...
They ask me what's my religion?
As I belong to the northern region.
Are you a Sikh or a Punjabi, they ask,
Answering this question is quite a task.
I smile and say,
"Humanity is My Religion"
It has always been this way.
I might… Read More...
When I was 16,
I wanted to rebel against the government.
O! How to tell you!
But that was a time of blood and gore.
I have watched men run on fire.
By fire, I don’t mean the one that catches your heart,
but the real… Read More...
More than friends.
The old man who pass by,
And gives me a smile.
The woman who sit beside
And ask if I'm taken.
The man who sits opposite
And gives a look as if
I'm the most beautiful.
The little boy with… Read More...
Scorching all life
Trees stood transfixed
People remained inside
Screams of a woman
Pierced the afternoon
Dark smoke rose
The… Read More...