Sneaking about vacant campus haunts,  Barely contained text messages under pillows,  Gleeful long drives and silent pitstops while Playing hooky in the shoes of a teenager, An entire decade bursting through your pores; A fervent fear of missing out congealed with heartbreak, Morphing into workweek exhaustions, martini therapies,  Crooked backs in uncomfortable chairs and nippy … Continue reading Snowglobe

Cinnamon, Clove, and Magnolias

When whispers from the inherited gramophone  Sing sweeter than the cacophony of drinks in shakers, When the week’s exhaustion seeks respite  In servings of boxed wine instead of tailored martinis, When ancient TV reruns nudge your heart to Leap higher than a cue ball over felt, When the crinkled linen inside your elbows no longer  … Continue reading Cinnamon, Clove, and Magnolias


Whispers under patchwork quilts,  Linked arms under twirling pink umbrellas, Fresh coffees set down beside keyboards at dusk, Blankets wrapped over tense shoulders. On some days they seem a distant timeline, On others just beyond the next threshold. Another season, another ‘morrow,  Seldom a triumph cataloged in a photo album, Often a fizzle souring into … Continue reading Time

The Best

Far from a box of chocolates, Life resembles a Jenga tower  Of carefully crafted experiences Designed by a revolving door of opponents Sliding, pecking, shimmying, tugging, Some presenting challenging moves, Others merely provoking in nature, Before that inevitable destabilising affair That leaves you questioning your  Beliefs, your steadfast loyalty, your Basic instincts; and yet, there’s … Continue reading The Best

White Jasmines

On some days, her vessel feels akin to A tub of ice cream that’s been hollowed  Out of cheeriness, a void borne of acerbic Text exchanges, unyielding lovers,  Debilitating familial obligations, Signed legal dramas and Cremated dreams.  On others, it’s scraped clean by Favourite t-shirts unravelling, Overshot highway exits, spilled coffee, Returned packages, and wilted … Continue reading White Jasmines