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Green Lights Turned Red
Traffic lights go green,
An empty late midnight highway
Gives the man the license to speed up.
The speed limit marked 80 or below,
Nevertheless, he gave in full throttle.
The girl sitting next to him had to reach out
To someone who'd been waiting to hear from her.
A sudden unexpected interception and
The situation was under grave repercussion.
The radiator gr...
Monday 27th March 2023 2:10 pm
Bonfire In A World So Cold
I’ve learnt that it comes and goes in waves.
But what's important is to survive the tide,
Stay on deck and keep on sailing until the end.
It starts and ends with us, or either of us,
But it’s the innumerable memories
And unfulfilled dreams that feel betrayed.
Life goes on, and people move on quick.
But honestly, it’s the warm-hearted who stays,
Like a bonfire ...
Sunday 19th March 2023 5:51 am
A calm serene night sky with
The moon shifting and stars glittering,
A drone hovering above with a bird view,
Sees the city lights that seem like fireflies.
Minute-by-minute, lights wipe off.
The man, the handler, clicks the images with
Wide and telescopic lens of cityscape and people.
He gradually tilts the lens down
On the opposite flat, like he always did.
Thursday 16th March 2023 4:13 pm
Lost In The Wake
A newspaper lying on the ground
Titled – “A teenager goes missing…
Missing by fate or missing by choice?”,
An enraged breeze transits the newspaper up
Above and lands it under the feet of
A nomad on a nomad-land. He stomps on it.
A rucksack on his back, rain pouring down,
Entering through the fabric and flooding
The outfits of his long-long journey ahead.
Sunday 12th March 2023 11:35 am
From New York, With Love.
When I'd first met you,
Can't explain how frenzy I'd behaved.
From the daylight butterflies,
To the dark night fireflies,
I could feel everything around me.
It was a feeling out of this world,
Like how the comets collide,
Like how the stars collide.
And people have wishes to make
Of the loved ones they desire.
I made a wish too.
To grow old with you,
To get to the countr...
Wednesday 8th March 2023 4:35 am
Last night I found myself
Walking in an alley in a French town.
Strangely, I was dressed vintage -
High winged collar shirt and a tailcoat,
Alongside few passing Victorian men.
The calendar in one of the French windows
Of a restaurant marked the year 1887.
Down the yellow house,
At the corner of Place Lamartine, Arles,
I heard loud furious row.
Sunday 5th March 2023 7:23 pm
An Outsider's Story
Two barn swallows gazed upon
A humming bird beyond
The open field and the pond.
They watched the bird
Wandering joyously, feeding on flowers.
They watched the free bird
Living out a pleasant non-urban life.
Hovering above was a sparrow-hawk,
Casting a big, vicious, antagonist shadow.
The bird anticipated and swept like an arrow.
Manoeuvring through the ...
Wednesday 1st March 2023 4:08 pm
By the Scaffold
Smoky night down the
Harbour Street, Whitstable.
The tea on the windowsill
Is getting cold while the
Night stayed frozen and still.
The construction man resting
After a clean slate repair
Of a decomposing building,
Eavesdropped on the indistinctive
Voice heard from inside the window.
Tascam played the last words
Of a mariner to the love of his l...
Wednesday 25th January 2023 3:42 pm
November dropped its temperature,
The harsh winds blew uncharted,
The snowflakes fell uninvited,
You came by again unexpected.
The same street, the same parking lot,
A different man, a whole new you.
And I feared that December
Would get a lot more colder
When I let myself remember
The days that I truly, truly lived.
Sunday 15th January 2023 4:32 pm
Purple lavenders neatly wrapped,
The flower vendor sprays his secret
Lovey-dovey fragrant spray on it.
Clay attaches his heartfelt note
And gets going on the boat.
Crossing the lake that particular night,
Felt like crossing the ocean.
But the Mangata paved his way,
And he couldn't wait to see May.
The boat finally touches the ground.
Clay reaches the ...
Saturday 14th January 2023 12:17 pm
The Payphone Booth
Midnight 1:09 a.m. GMT,
Down the starry night,
Alongside the gloomy
Street of a town in Norwich,
A DOP finds a dog trapped
In a payphone booth.
The door is half opened.
The dog shrinked and depleted
As the wind whistled-in through
The half opening of the door.
He grew submissive
As the human approached.
The DOP leaves his scarf in,
Wednesday 11th January 2023 11:21 am
The following piece of writing -
"It's weird how a conversation
That you had yesterday,
Makes you feel like a nonversation.
Despite, you would want to give
Life to some word,
To make it feel like a conversation."
Was found in the journal
Of a teen who had tried
Hard to make things right,
Before he finally decided
To give up on all the
Love and nu...
Tuesday 10th January 2023 4:42 pm
The place that you
Once called a paradise,
Is my latibule now.
If daylight makes me
Meet people like you,
Then I would rather be
Making friends with the
Owls and bats.
Saturday 7th January 2023 3:45 pm
At the Bar.
Jazz plays downtown
Los Angeles, California.
Ash grey silhouette of
A man seated on the opposite table.
Something's sparkling in his ashtray.
Something's bleeding on the pages
Of the journal, as the reporter writes
Her draft on the side table.
People in numbers heaving in.
Drinks on the table seeding
To outcomes of sorrow, guilt
And happiness flowers....
Friday 6th January 2023 8:44 am
At a retired Navy officer's residence,
An old nanny strikes
A roach with her mopstick,
In the porch sits a disabled man,
His kid is bawling for the
Broken leg of his "superman toy",
In the parking lot rots a scrapped car.
Monday blues scraped around the city.
Workers and hustlers making their
Way out to nectar some honey for the day.
The metro transit under...
Thursday 5th January 2023 11:59 am
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