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My Mother Tongue shakes the balance of your state, My Women scare your men into slate, My Mountains have helplessly observed our fates As seasons pass and winters press, and foundations shake. A people whom you’ve never seen Are born with wings to fly over the scene Of blood and bodies of the badly betrayed [...]

loss; and all her friends

your absence is a silent thunderstorm that suffocates me back to life, an all-encompassing feeling of nothing.  a body piercing shriek in an empty walkway of thoughts, your death is  tears to my soul, shreds in my heart, beatings to my chest. it’s everything and nothing but  an empty letter addressed to a fleeting moment. [...]

Mona Lisa

& her thoughts Your friends are staggered in the rooms before and after you, while you stay stagnant in an empty, light, mustard yellow room. Everyday you see thousands of people, everyday you stand still knowingly posing for the hundreds of photos, yet you can’t help but feel alone, isolated in the glass box that [...]

Turning 25

and other selfish thoughts On the eve of my 25th birthday I was standing in front of the Bassin Octagonal of the Tuileries Garden in the first arrondissement of Paris. It was a cold and windy afternoon, traces of the earlier drizzle was all over the green lawn chairs that sat around the fountain, and [...]

Exploring the 6

you don't know what you've got until it's gone My life has always been a series of movements from one place to another, and I’ve always hated it. Over the years, I’ve moved homes, made friends, packed and unpacked, forgotten friends and reset multiple times. The worst part is, I don’t pack light. I travel [...]