My Writings

The Tiger and the Monkey

When the hunt begins, we will move side by side, even though you were born a tiger, and within me I embraced the monkey. You are unstained and pure. I am rotten. Within me you can only find a mockery of life as I laugh away the human terror. But you have embraced the burden […]

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The String

For Him I play every instrument. For Him I dance in my eyes, and my mind’s eye, in every motion the human body can hatch, and then, I rise. Holy snakes, awash in flame, make overtures to my blood. Vasuki, my blood boils. I am ready. Come to me, might of a thousand suns. Come […]

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The False and the Redeemer

Love, Your power overwhelms. That’s why some of us go mad. Your arrival is forever unexpected and subtle – a call carried by the wind, eyes upon me, a feeling that I have re-emerged in the memory of a friend, and my name is being sung in someone’s thoughts, even if they are unaware that […]

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Rapture

Love, pain I can bear, but not the attrition. When my senses are dulled, trapped inside that tired body, I am not fully myself. I was born to embrace You and draw from Your hands all the answers that I need. And where is mother to smile lovingly when I look back at the origin […]

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The Rascal

I know the pain of not knowing you, my one true horror. You took me to the earliest days that I remember, crisp and cold. That time I consumed in deep breaths, my steps were short and uncertain, my cognition was drowned in childish understanding, but my ugly face showed itself underneath, nonetheless. All I […]

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Let them know

The hour is late as time grows short, and quiet. The candles seem to burn it all away in a trembling flame, barely noticeable in the dark, but rising as high as my hopes of reaching Him. Burn now, and carry my message all the way to Him. You know the way. One day I […]

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One Last Time

Blessed are the days in which I threw the illusion from my back like a thick pelt. And although I now stand naked in the biting cold, my senses are awake. I sing a gut-wrenching song, whose highs and lows resonate with the heart of Us. The heart of Man – eyes wide open, and […]

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People-Watcher

If you ask me what I have been doing, I will tell you. I was here all along, touching the ground with a stick, staring at my fingers, cleaning my nails, sitting with my head down. Waiting. Taking care of the crops as the universe dies, brushing off the sweat from my brow as the […]

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Color and the Light

I came here for You. I pulsate with Your energy, breathing in and out – the breath of the universe – the life-giver, the dancer, whose prancing feet will never tire. Now alone in the dark, contemplating, swallowing Your fire, now laughing in the sun, bursting into flames, unburned. I have learned to be both […]

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Time

Time. Outcast into a present – one repressed by invisible hands – a single refuge in the cold, dark desert of the past, and the future. A shrine to what is and what could be – an offering of light, but a light too weak to warm us. That is why we look to the […]