Gods and Drugs

Bless the soul of God, cuz God knows he needs it, Burned letters busting bones, he has the urgent bleed and Seeing his work go up in flames and this wasted seed, Blowing off bad deeds on endless weed, we got religion. The opium with an addicted military militancy fucking up the preliminary Disaster management…

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Parent^2

Sunlight through the kitchen window on a lazy winter afternoon, with the gently wafting smell of the Afghani Chicken Mimmi ordered. Who's Mimmi? My mother's mother. My mother^2. Childhood meant every Tuesday and Friday I spent the day at her house. Even after many months of watching endless TV, eating the best food, and having…

An Ode to Being Stupid

With my face buried inches deep in your untamed mess of locks, I have felt more alive than any amount of weed could make me. Intertwining my fingers in yours, I could hold on for dear life forever, but a spirit like yours can't be held down, so let's both fly, without using drugs, because…

Fuckhead

Under layers and layers of wear and tear, Trapped in fear, dilemmas, despair, Depraved divinity deification and the the defiant are stripped bare, These are cells iny body, in a constant battle for being believed, a conflict rooted so deep that my own head is a fuckhead. Grown on misery, I want to be fed,…

The Divine and the Neglected

The curtains close one more night, To the sound of dying applause, muted in appreciation, The final strum of the guitar Echoes in the wood of the almost empty hall. If no one has heard the musician, can he call himself one? The final Avatar, to end all evil, came as a poet, and died…

5 Tips to Having a Healthy Heart

Exercise daily Get that fresh air in your lungs, get your heart pumping, Let your body run like a machine, Till gazelles are in awe of you. Minimise stress, try meditation To get under control the palpitations Mindfulness of every nook and cranny That your mind didn't know exists. Eat right, eat well, rein in…

House Rules

House rules. Follow all of them and you will never go down the wrong path. Pinned to the wood of my door, My mother's gift, rinding me every day, the price of breaking them. House rules, Don't indulge in addictions, Don't pick up the next stick of nicotine, Stand up for those who can't for…

Sunrise on my City

The new day is a pain to witness, an allegorical sunrise Only moments away from breathing life Into all that is nasty about these city boundaries. The dark comfort of the safety of night has gone, Exposed, we cloak ourselves in pigeon shit And with the scent of chhole bhature egging us on, Getting us…

My Only Best Friend

Dear best friend, fuck you. For believing so little in something that I love so much, fuck you For painting yourself bright red, Only to realise that bulls are colour blind and matadors only flamboyant. The horned beasts came running at you but at me too, And you made me collateral damage. Fuck you for…

The Death of a City

Dear Ankit, I pass by a hundred graves everyday Pretending to be houses of still living people I'm sure you saw these graves too on that fateful day, and hoped against hope that the shells around you, Who said they were human, Would show humanity. I'm sorry, that as you lay on the ground distraught,…