Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dead Love

Picture Courtesy: Nikhil Bangera 

Every dance of my youth,
I tried for you, my darling! 
Every night of my life,
I cried for you, my darling!
Yes, you knew it too,
I would have died for you, my darling!
But you walked past and moved on ahead, 
I had no choice but to die next to you instead... 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A million flashes

Picture Courtesy: Nikhil Bangera 

Dreams, the potent kind
They don’t leave you
when you leave your bed.
They stay with you through the day ahead.
They push.
They bother.
They agitate.

And then, when you ignore them;
Suddenly you find
that instead of the solace of ignorance
you have before you,
A million flashes.

And then, when you try to focus instead
on the black backdrop
They gleam at you.
A million flashes
Of dreams.
Waiting for you
to just say “hello”!