The Dead Vs The Living

We live in a world where death is the ultimate climax. It’s only in death that we are remembered most profoundly, forgiven most easily, prayed upon most sincerely. It’s only in death that we amount to something substantial so that we can die a hero of sorts. Our lives and memories are combed in search…

You burned

Neither of us saw it coming. BOOM! The force of it blew me off the pedestal of our warped existence. ‘It’s coming down,’ my inner voice warned, quivering ever so slightly. I felt the double edged choke of hope and fear. This was it, I realized. A divine intervention. What now? I squinted through the…

Old Tunes

And suddenly I find you, Embedded in this song and that tune As sure as the lyrics but… Inaudible, intangible Lurking surreptitiously Faint footprints slowly fading Going…but not gone Showing…but not shown Overwritten, scribbled out Code after code, Function after function With no return values But alas… The mind is not a program

Painting Her Lips

‘I know it all,’ she whispered, swallowing what could have been a tear. Or was it a yawn? She looked like she hadn’t slept for days. Blue-grey veins peeked from where the concealer had shifted under persistent digging of fingernails. ‘But you see, logic isn’t the language of the heart.’ Her voice was almost inaudible…

Love and Snow

I scraped up the remains of that winter when it all began. Snow that fell in london as you and I fell in love in some other corner of the world. I wanted to hold onto that beginning somehow, store it in a jar, hang it on a wall, decorate it in a mantelpiece. But…