Woes of Sympathy

I go about the business of my life, shunned by those who hold their head high. Yes, the Proud. They don’t need me. Despite their dwindling numbers, they are still a reproach to Society. I’ve come a long way trying to help them find solace. Solace, indeed. Let me tell you how I tried. I …

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Head above Water

I’ve always wanted the best view from my window. This. Cascading water. The bustle that I could ignore. The peace. An address that read- 24/7, Head above Water Retreat, Off the Road… It was either this or the meds. Did I really have a choice? I was asked where I would feel good. It was …

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Amma’s Congee

An iron fence separated the park from the lakeside where a few villagers set up their makeshift tents. Living by the lake assured them a new life, the luxuries of, cooking, cleaning and maybe even bathing, when the guard looked the other way. Amma, eighty years old, ever-present, self-appointed mother of the lot worked around …

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Common Ground

A cramped space this. I need to stretch, feel the earth under my feet. A little less talk and a little more quiet. Thriving in closed spaces, you’ve mastered the art of contorting yourself, being stashed away. The air is mine own. My mind lifts off- a sailboat in flight, the air my water, the …

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