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Raison d'être

You know that thing that makes you feel incomplete and uneasy and unwhole? The one that turns the entire world into an insipid rabbit ste...

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Resurrection

I sift through the words I've written for you, about you, with you stuck inside my brain like an errant bullet from a crossfire. They c...

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Exit stage right

Leaving never happens all at once. It stretches on for weeks and months and sometimes, even years. Only, you just don’t see it playing out...

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Growing up

She remembers the exact moment when she realised she had grown up. It wasn't the day her marriage had crumbled to dust. Or the time ...

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Choices

Someday your lover will ask you to pick up the pieces strewn across the floor. Which ones will you leave behind then? At any given moment...

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Echoes

"Did it ever occur to you that when you're making love to him, you're really making love to him?" "Huh? What is th...

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When you walk alone

Don't forget to smile. No one else does it like you. Smile like you can light up a room or the entire universe with just one flash of ...

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Take me

Take me with you to all the places that you've been hiding from me. Even the ones you think I will not like. Especially the ones y...

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Some kind of wonderful

The lyrics of Some Kind of Wonderful by The Drifters, one of my favourite songs, interspersed with my own thoughts.... "All you h...

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The drink

He walked out of the elevator and approached her with a big smile on his face. She felt her cheeks flush with a shyness she never knew sh...

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Eight little years

The very fate that brought them together is the one that kept them apart for years. Because sometimes, fate arrives with eyes and limbs an...

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Elemental truth

She is fire. She sparks and rages, spits and smokes, radiates a heat that could burn him to cinders. Oh, but he is water. He g...

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Dismembering

At midnight, she peeled the transparent mask off her unwelcoming face and introduced me to her murky mind. Earlier that night I sat cl...

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The pursuit of futility

I've lost count of the number of times I have tried to do it. It always starts with a well-intentioned plan. The pros and cons are wei...

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The song remains the same

Love can be so many things. It can run the entire gamut - from indulging in sweet nothings to witnessing the storms clouds. It can make yo...

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Momentum

we were unbeatable when the chips were down. unsinkable when the tide was high. unstoppable when the roads were rough. then we hit t...

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Our tapestry

And in the end, we will count all the things we didn't do. While other lovers piece together moments to map their memories, we wil...

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Their story

"And what do I say to that now?" he asked her. "Say what you feel. Tell me what is real," she replied. "I...

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Nobody-but-myself

"A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words. This may sound easy. It isn’t. A lot of people think...

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Hobson's Choice

Shards of misguided interests come flying your way and bluntly bounce off the surface of your soul. While the one you've etched in...

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Tonight, the sky is all mine

Tonight, the sky is all mine

I inched towards the door of the train just before my stop. I looked out and then up. It was 8:38 pm and the sky looked like it bel...

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No place for heartbreak

There should be a special place and time for hearts to break. In the privacy of a cave, in the silence of the night, under the shelter of ...

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The two of them

He uses the sunset to paint over her sorrow. And smears her face with the blue sky, just to smoothen out the lines and frowns. He kiss...

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Till death do us part

It never ends. It just changes shape and design, and sometimes, colour too. It catches you off guard with its varying textures and thread...

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Remnants

I don't think of you as often anymore, but when I do, it's always the things that I know I will never get over. Like the time ...

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Blank canvas

It suddenly struck her at 9:50 am on a Wednesday just as the cab she was travelling in turned left at the junction just minutes away from ...

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Romance

I've reached the end of romance.   Its tender undertones and subtle seduction now seem to dry up quicker than the rain than sprays...

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The way we used to be

The guy you had a massive crush on 10 years ago is now officially a senior citizen. The nicknames that your no-longer lover used for y...

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The flip side of loving you

I wake up engulfed in the aromas of spicy ginger and sweet cardamom wafting through the air. I wonder if this is something you've ever ...

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Slow

Slow

Is how we started, how we first said hello, how we inched towards each other over the years and across the miles. Slow Is ho...

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