A Vignette: Black Saturday

Image source: monk3y.tumblr.com There are a hundred memories I would like to bury but one When you looked at me And saw madness in my eyes And instead of turning away You embraced it wholeheartedly As if you almost understood The demons residing in my soul

Patience, Heart

From the brilliant mind of Nizar Qabbani: Days will pass, and you’ll abandon things you were addicted to, and leave someone, and cancel a dream, and finally, accept a reality. Stuck at cancelling a dream. But I can wait.


Little one, I come to this place again Where vines crawl like snakes to wrap themselves Around the stone in which your name was carved The humid air stay still Not one leaf turned, not one bush swayed I want to bring you news from home About father’s constant battle with his demons Liquor, gambling … More Untainted

The Story of Us

The words escape yet again Strange, they are within my grasp I feel them churning under my skin Wanting to crawl out into the sun I long to take a knife and carve an opening Let them flow like water into an ink bottle So that when the time is ripe for reckoning I will … More The Story of Us


You asked me to think of beautiful things And I imagine star-strewn summer skies The chirping crickets that lull me to sleep The tangerine kiss of heaven and earth But nothing can surpass the gorgeous green of your stormy eyes where my dreams begin and my sun rises and I live again. Happy birthday, Harry … More Harry