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That is one question
you may never have the guts
to say out loud
here, right to my face.
You can’t fool me with your expressions.
Your eyes narrow.
Your lips purse.
I bet you’re holding back thos...
How to hold oneself,
keeping it together,
when before you they shiver?
You could be the living legend
who brings them excitement
or you could be the nightmare
their past, present, or future trial...
If age is just a number,
then why does time feel smaller?
Space is no longer
as wide as we once experienced.
Before the digits,
life seemed to give us so plenty,
that we could spare a minute
They say patience is a virtue
and fairy tales aren’t true.
There’s no such thing as ‘love at a first sight.
Such a childish mentality isn’t right.
I know we’ve just met
but there’s this feeling t...
Like going out alone at night
without wearing any gloves and masks
during this pandemic era
when infection cases are sky high.
Like feeling indifferent
when the one you love
chooses another man o...
How boring is your life
On a scale of one to ten,
that you wish for an accident
but still don’t want to die?
Be very careful what you wish for.
Once it’s granted,
there’s no repeat.
You can actua...
My mother couldn’t find the words
for those strange feelings I had.
She wondered why I’d cried as a little girl
at the sight of the street beggar
covered in ghastly wounds.
My best friend was con...
I try not to experience
your loss and sadness
as everyone moved on,
or away, not staying long.
Too many statements
that begin with:
“Once upon a time…”
“This used to be…”
“Do you remember when…?”...
The world outside?
It can be chaotic.
God Does What God Likes.
What we break, God May Fix
or Leave Shattered, just like that.
At least I’m safe,
also warm within.
The giant shower is on,
It turns out
a decade and more
are still not enough
to know you as a whole.
I can still see the beauty in your soul,
hear the gentleness in your voice.
I can even imagine your warm emb...
This is why Time Machine is only fiction
You can only look back
to search for what you’ve lacked:
Words you should’ve said…
Love you should’ve shared…
The lost moments…
No second chances…
I’ve decided to keep my old vow
that I shall never love
anyone like I’ve loved you.
No, please don’t say ‘wow’.
I don’t mean it as a compliment.
There’s still a lot about me, oblivious to you.
Once upon a time,
I told someone this critical line:
“If romance were a god,
I’d probably be agnostic.
I’d like to believe in it,
‘though it seems only happening to others,
while it feels like so...
“I love him. / I love her. / I love them.”
Yet this is not the first time,
you come to me with the same problem(s).
The endless fighting, the infidelity,
the abuse, oh-so-constantly.
I had the strangest, most vivid dream.
I heard your voice, faintly somewhere in the distance,
yet my phone was still off and charging.
Was it my imagination?
Was my mind playing tricks on me agai...
I think I’ve run out of sedatives
just to numb the pain within.
I know, they can be addictive,
but I can’t deal with my feelings.
These days, they can be overwhelming.
So, what do I do now?
Tell you what?
They’ll suggest that accept
that this has never been a perfect world.
One way or another,
we’re all bound to hurt,
so just deal with it.
Tell you what?
They’ll say it’s not alwa...
They all say the same cliché:
“It’s better to have loved than none at all.”
Our story had been short and not worth it,
yet I’ve been cursed with this ability;
this giant elephant memory.
The dawn isn’t close enough,
yet I am jolted awake
from a dream that felt
like a time machine,
throwing me back to the past, so mean.
Who has resurrected
this silly girl I once was?
I thought I’d...
Every day is basically the same.
We’ve become hamsters in our own spinning wheels.
It’s the familiar, boring game.
We’re going round and round on our heels.
The world’s become a scarier place.
What did that elephant ever do to you?
You’re no human,
such a horrible monster,
feeding her with a pineapple,
filled with active firecrackers.
Her fetus exploded within
and so she died,
I’ve been blinded by biased simplicity,
seeing things in black and white, so literally.
The shame’s still within me,
‘though I know I’m not the one and only.
Have your minds also been corrupted,
Hear nothing but your own heartbeat.
Feel nothing but the cold that creeps in.
See a mouth that’s clamped,
eyes that tell you nothing,
a mystery that lies within.
You think you can enter her worl...
You’ll never know
but he misses the old days
when you seemed to love him so,
in your arms, he’d felt safe and protected.
You only see
how he doesn’t meet your expectations.
He only remembers you’...
“Patience is a virtue.”
At least according to you.
“There’s no point in this fight.”
Nothing wrong with patience.
It’s your ignorance with certain privileges.
Not everyone owns the s...