The Voyage

(Artwork by: Anubhav Nagpal) A voyage with all in a ship of their own; It begins with a cry and ends with a mourn. It’s easy in the beginning; just cripples in the water, But as you go in deep, some get slaughtered. Tides, enormous Read More …

Wilderness

“Fucktard! You hard tonight? Yea come over, bitch! I’ll have the drinks ready And I’ll have myself for you” Should we be these animals biting into each other’s bodies; ripping out cavities off our withering conscience and quenching thirst with the last drops of passion Read More …

A dark night

(Artwork by: Anubhav Nagpal) It was a dark night. It was always, for as long as I can remember, And I remember all of it. We couldn’t even mumble of mornings; I and my darker soul. We wouldn’t dare. We wouldn’t stare too long. It Read More …

My fourth love

(Featured image credits: Kanishka Rohilla) I smelled the rose she gave me; it was the best smell in the world. Until, I smelled her naked self intertwined with mine; brushing my palm all over her body, her head on my chest; that deep sense of Read More …

Lost in transition

It wasn’t a promenade Of the collage of memories, Which is about to fade In the alley of reality. Can’t you feel its osculation? Long before in the depth of woods; Amidst the ooze of your fascination; Pliable as the skin of yours. Betwixt the Read More …

Shooting stars granting wishes

Gem is a word to explain you; outstanding but engraved in me. You are as perfect as an Illusion, reality cannot carry you. I am Nature, words of a poor saint and you are Earth. We are the romance of galaxies and stars. You are Read More …

Bygone

(Photograph by Shantam Sahai) I am trapped in the trap of expressionlessness. This is one of those rare moments where I cannot make out, exactly which emotion am I feeling. Emptiness surrounds me, and the ambiance is filled with an awkward confusion. And for an Read More …

Skylight

They called me something I was not. Something was a speculation, a misperception. It was either a relief or an escape, But it was a burden I cannot bear. I was human enough in amplifying emotions, I too generated inappropriate feelings. Words are my best Read More …

Romeo’s a teaser

They haul to protect the veiled, Or are they imposing right-wing moralism, Or is it just an administrative error? First comes a misguided objective, then the political speculation but we accept sheer logic. If Romeo is an eve teaser then Shakespeare was wicked and if Read More …

The merge of Sangam and Himalayas

I saw a short girl who was long enough to bathe in the 50ft deep waters of the Sangam. Her hair were Ganga, pure and serene, like the metaphor of salvation. They made the waters holy, dissolving sins and offering peace. She was calm and Read More …