Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Miracle

Motherhood. It must know
no shame, no hesitation.
Mothers must not bite their lips and 
clench their fists to clamp down 
their screams as our children are born.
They must let the world know 
that life wondrous has come into it. 
They must love, nurture, protect 
fiercely, freely, openly, unabashedly.
For Motherhood must mean,
what nature meant it to be.
A miracle.

Inspired from a photograph by Nasar Husami

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This life and that

They said 
a few good things
and lay her 
to rest.
It's not easy to 
forgive the living.
But it's simple enough
to make peace
with the dead. 

Saturday, April 02, 2016

The Girl from Istanbul

A girl, not too old,
sits musing,
by the side of this road.
And I see that she oscillates.
She oscillates between
the quiet emptiness of stark whites &
the deep blues of cacophonous nights.
And this girl, not too young,
she tries on different shoes for size.
Just like she tries on maybe, probably
different loves, perspectives, lives.

Inspired from a photograph by Nasar Husami