A changing world
where memories
are stored
in random clicks,
Nothing to hold
with a story
written on
the white of
the printed back,
Black and white
or coloured
and touched up
the visuals abound
in abundant numbers,
And after a
fruitless search
on the limitless world,
the only one
I found
was the one
in my mind,
For we never
clicked one
of you and me
that could be found
on this material world.




s h a l l o w


You walk tall
on borrowed height
a practiced gait
devoid of grace
an adopted pride
that outshines the sun
even the raindrops
fear your outrage
vanity comes
before a fall
you pushed
and it was me who fell
a proverb squirmed
as in anothers woe
you redeemed
your fading halo.

Destiny intentionally
trips you sometimes
illusions are real
till the vision lasts
reality hits
when you fall
headlong into a sea
the surface calm
hiding a reality untold
where the depths
are the heights
and even the
darkness is gold
where nothing is shallow
and everything is real.




Invisibility has
a charm of its own
the wind seldom
announces its arrival
you just feel it
when it is there
the five senses
don’t always
work in tandem
some invisibles
can even pass
through their
receptive snare
and sometimes
what is beyond
the counted five
the sixth awakens
to make you aware.


State of Slumber


Let me be
in this external
state of slumber
where the vision searches
for something
buried deeper
like a root inside,
Don’t let the stillness
of what you see
deceive your eyes
there is a silent rumble
building a beat,
beyond the realms
of measurable matter
awakening the spirit
to a new beginning,
Like a dormant tree
with all its branches
chopped off
waiting for the rain
to kiss it awake,
And in the moment
when that happens
the new shoots
spring out like magic
from somewhere within
rejuvenated and sprightly
into the outer light.













If I go as some do, before my age
Part from you without a good bye
Leave you before my own sunset
Know that it was not a happy choice
Know that I tried to wait for a sight of you
Fought to hang-in every little bit more
For only you know me and all that I dislike
How I hate to leave you without a hug
Not telling you what you mean to me
And reaffirming the probability to meet again
But know this so that there are no regrets
In those last moments before my journey began
I imagined your presence as best as I could
And in my mind said all that I had to say
So be in peace till your own sunset
And know that I’ll be waiting for you
At the horizon like a shapeless cloud
To join and continue on the path ahead.



p i e c e s



There was a crash
as the mirror broke,
a hundred pieces
scattered all around,
but each broken piece
still reflected
the same image
of you,
and the mirror
could never figure out-
if it was happier then
or in this broken now,
when there was
so much more of you.



f r i e n d s

…a reminder to myself!

The merry mix
of melody
and memories
Trust held
in hands of steel
Emotions bled
with buckets
of beer
Legs pulled
for the heck of it
Memories made
at every meet
Every parting
a promise
to meet again
No masks or titles
no premium on fame
A pat from one
a whack for another
Smiles to brighten
the cloudy days
Hugs to hold you
on the cracked up days
Good times
or bad times
served on the same plate
Shared with the same zeal
as a pizza
on empty pocket days
Seasons change
statuses’ change
Money and fame
are fickle too
Loyalties are sometimes
prone to vagaries
But those that stay
through the waves
and the endless bends
of inevitable change
Some even
some odd
The magical bonds
we call