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Pathos

SPARKLES

Mun received the dreaded text – He is gone. Since then she hasn’t been out of her bed. Her entire being is nothing more than a grieving heart. A nothingness has enveloped her sparkle. Six years back, one evening, over the dinner he said “Sparkles, I will be moving to Kovallam. I hope to find some inner peace. Don’t want to live a big city life anymore. I am hoping…

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MY BOY IS A GOOD SON

“My 14 year old son is in Tihar Jail” Sujata shared with me before joining work at my place “Everyone knows about this in my community. I want to tell you about it lest you get to hear it from someone else. I am just a cook but i value intergrity” Sujata’s words were laced with honor but her eyes were damp and she looked nervous about sharing this with…

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I DISCOVER, WE ARE ALL ECCENDENTESIASTS

Eccendentesiast is The one who fakes a smile, The one who hides his feelings behind a beam, The one who represses his pain by stifling a smile I consider all the skillful smiles I have smiled, including, The one upon breaking into a melody while watching the absent world through the abandoned window, The one upon the half pint of beer in my hand and the diremembered poetry from the…

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WATCH YOUR STEPS, MY LOVE

Watch your steps, my love When you went away it was too cloudy With the smoke of opinions between us That you missed to see the fine thread Rising from you, latched onto me Sometimes you step on it mistakenly, Giving me a nick through my back And when you go about trying the world, I get tugged along, and discolored When I move within my radius I feel not…

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