There is a shadow in her room; it traverses the cracked walls and holed ceiling. At night it hides maybe in the remnants of her closet, maybe under the bed with tattered sheets, maybe it disappears, she does not know where it lurks, perhaps inside her heart. It dances on her walls, expanding, shrinking, attacking,Continue reading “Sixty-Seven”


You are the shadow in the back of my eyes Permanently imprinted on my retina Like a polaroid picture that never fades When we met on that fateful afternoon The earth shook underneath my feet  We found each other in the midst of loudness In the thickness of silence  In the void of emptiness YouContinue reading “Shadow”


A flower stretches its neck in the sun, Anthers protrude rigidly  beyond its petals, Waiting expectantly for the bird  A Sunbird hovers  in the garden Flutters  from one flower to the other  Its feathers glisten iridescent blue.  Pollen scatters from its wings falling into the troughs of longing stoma The roses whisper for it toContinue reading “Sunbird”

Metamorphosis II: Dear Motherhood

As my day starts and my level of stress shoots to star high levels, the piled undone laundry starts to develop an attitude, and the unprepared lecture notes start to guilt trip me into wondering what kind of person I have become. What happened to the talented, smart, intelligent, career oriented, size 8 wearing, 15 km running woman I once was?