Ambrosia

Someone once told me to take this tragedy inside me and to turn it into art; to paint the walls with my broken heart. So I picked up my palette of mistakes, of strewn bed-sheets & of hands-held and I prayed to a god I did not believe in, for an ending to a story …

ভুল মানুষ

সত্য মিথ্যে সবকিছু মেনে নিয়ে বলেছিলাম, সব ভুলে গেছি আমি, তুমি শুধু আমার হও। আমি তখন না বুঝলেও এখন বুঝি, চোখে যা দেখা যায়, কানে যা শোনা যায় তার বাইরেও কিছু সত্যি থাকে। আমি সেই সত্যিটুকুন ধরে নিয়ে তোমার সাথে থাকতে চেয়েছিলাম। চাই নি? বলো চাইনি? শুধু তুমিই আমাকে মেনে নিতে পারলে না। আমি মেনে …

Incomplete Infinity

Every day resembles a replicated yesterday An incomplete infinity salutes the night At times, I uncork the earth’s lid and my head suspends below I sneak glances all around, and suddenly Glides in, flightless, a verdant river. It barrels into the sea. Gasping for breath, it asks me- What do you want? With a mouth …

Twin Lovers

The woman’s eyes pair off As the twin brows had done To the left a man, and the right another Mirrored as men, but to whom the lover? The woman was young, beloved. Even still? Or have the curtains come down? Who is to answer? The man or the lover? For the woman, there was …

The Rebellion Against Self

Even when melancholia grieves my heart And the pain drowns my senses In stinging lashes of anguish; In frenzied death dances I choke lifelessly but no more hurt. The tears no more trip, as I slowly languish. The remnants of a wrecked world burnt to ashes Where mutilated dreams imbue the stale air, Where hopes …

Broken Seedling

The kindness in his eyes, The unwavering umbrella, Malice in disguise. Quivering and crying, “It’s okay, it’s normal.” Put yourself to sleep, lying. Can’t be down, show them your teeth, They might find out, That the dark clouds were underneath. Masked by absence of doubt, Don’t worry, it’s all over. You’re not the same . …