things they told us girls

they told us to not to wear jeans, coz it was against our culture. they told us to stay away from the pickle, lest it got spoiled. they told us to cover our legs, from the fear that they’d tempt boys. they told us we didn’t need higher education, because we were being raised to…

far from done

I stare at the screen, I focus on your name. I’m not sure if I can keep playing this game. I tell myself it’s over, I’m pushing myself forward. I’d most definitely text you, if I weren’t a total coward. I distract myself with yet another lie. Crawling into bed, I clutch my heart and…

all over again…

It’s been months since I’ve heard from you. Though not as many suns, since I’ve checked on you. Something happened, my heart skipped a beat. I almost reached out, before deciding to retreat. I’m hoping you’ll write to me before long, un-say the things we’ve said all along. Is that healthy? Perhaps not! In a…

what comes after.

Where do I go from here? How do I pick myself up? I’ve begun to glue my tiny, shattered bits together but they just won’t fit the same as before. The edges are charred and the surface is uneven. And then there are gaps that only you could’ve filled. But you are gone. Without a…

How I wish!

You are my weakness, and me yours. I wish we could be each other’s strength. We are talking about the weather. I wish we could say the things we are carefully avoiding. We promised each other a day. I wish we could have a lifetime. We are convincing ourselves to face reality. I wish we could…

The extraordinary in the ordinary.

I want to ride the metro with you next to me, holding my hand. I want to sneak out in the middle of the work day to drink tea with you. I want all our disagreements to be resolved with pillow fights. I want to snuggle next to you at airports while we await our next big…

Let’s uncomplicate.

Me or her. Pick one. Let’s uncomplicate. A life together or regret years later. Pick one. Let’s uncomplicate. The extraordinary with me or the mundane with her. Pick one. Let’s uncomplicate. It’s not easy. And yet it’s not difficult. It’s a choice.

Then and Now.

There was an odd sense of comfort. And yet we couldn’t have been more different. We had our own world. It turned out to be a bubble. There was always something inherently familiar. But when it was all over, I wondered if we’d ever met. It was supposed to be us against the world. Yet in our…

(are you) my literary hero

I was looking for Darcy but you’d rather play Wickham. I was looking for Knightley but you chose to be Elton. I wanted you to be Ron. But you turned out to be Krum.  

You and Me (on second thought)

You are the Derek to my Meredith. On second thought, You are the George to my Callie. You are the Eddard to my Catelyn. On second thought, You are the Joffrey to my Sansa. You are the Ross to my Rachel. On second thought, You are the Richard to my Monica. You are the Booth to my Bones. On second…

So I thought

I thought you knew there was nothing left to prove. But I guess it ain’t real, until you announce it from the roof(top). I thought we were safe, immune to desire, Little did I know I was playing with fire. I thought we were built on respect and trust. Deep within, our foundation was plagued…

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