Elegant Exit

Empty velvet lined boxes Stand proudly on shelves Their rightful occupants Being awaited for In vain   A lesser life this Than believed Far from prying eyes Too hard to bear Exquisite pain   Behind lush foliage A mansion stood Anticipating A fresh coat of paint In vain   The vintage car Last to go …

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Immutable

The streets unfold I’m lost In a maze Of my making   In the unfamiliar   Tongues make no sense Raucous static   I strive To hear myself   A turn Pockets of Faith Concentrated prayer The aura Unmistakable   This is it I’m home In a strange land   Guided by You I do …

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Unbearable

Is it Sunday already? Time for laundry. First the whites. Colours next. Four cycles. One. Two. Three. Four. Four. Four. Four. Four. North-South-East-West. Morning- Afternoon- Evening- Night. Spring- Summer- Autumn- Winter. Balance. Perfection. Four is the best of all even numbers. Two is OK too. But four is satisfying. Sorting through the clothes I try …

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Karmic Gears

  my life a certain cycle karma a sequence i haven’t set into motion already spinning it pinned me down gathering speed and strength with every thought word and action maybe even silence and inaction   i have one life this i know keep the machinery oiled iron out the creases and folds while i …

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Silent Spaces

Your narrow window to the world tightly frames your limited thought. Boxed in, your spirit is beaten into submission. Cracks, fissures and fractures immobilize you. Rejecting your body, your soul floats away seeking vast expanses. Your breathing, shallow. No movement, for any imperceptible tremor significantly magnifies the pain. Limp, spent, reduced to a quivering mess of …

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