Addiction

My mind melts, like ice on sherbetUnder a pink moon, in a summer glazeA resolve that breaksA resilience that failsPoison on the rocksTrickling into nooksGolden liquid, crimson tearsSoothing with shallow intoxicationPain of the mind, not of the soul!

Balancing Act

I am wandering, wonderingHow to balance lifeTo surrender or striveTo capture the momentOr let the memories fly by!In the space between thoughtsWhere I often feel lostI am seeking answersTo saunter, gallop, or stop?

Daily Grind

Sublime requestsOf my creative mindOverturned by demandsOf a cerebral strife.Shackled to cubicles,Paints and brushesPaper and inkYarn and hooksPainfully exchangedFor butter and bread.Amusing musingsGarrulous silenceThoughts playingHide and seek inMy restive mindWanting to break freeOf the daily grind.Unfinished pages nowBrittle and yellowMocking blank canvasWaiting for a splatterOf pictures and words.My mind is whereI left the crochet hookAnContinue reading “Daily Grind”

Wrinkled Memories

Time after timeI return to the gladeOf joyous thoughtscapeSilver dandelionGolden sunraysAroma of a picnic lunchLove notes in the basketIn windswept lettersOn fragile paperGossamer storiesOf loving, leaving, longingBlowing in the breezeWith yellow petalsWrinkled memories

Edge of the Map

It was a sultry afternoon. The day stretched endlessly, waiting for twilight. The orange popsicles stained his tongue but didn’t quench his thirst. He wasn’t sleepy for lack of physical activity. He read books, heard songs on his laptop, played mobile games but time stood still, fatigued by the heat of the Indian summer. Bored,Continue reading “Edge of the Map”

Anxiety

Rescue me fromThe web of cerebrationCrushing my innardsClutching my heartMaddening my soulWith another boutOf stifling anxiety!Thoughts growingLike tendrils within meSqueezing, squishingBody, spirit, inside outSquirming in my brainTwisted imaginationTriggering a volcanoOf anguish fear, guiltThe demons they win;Primeval joy, lost in the din!

Spring in the Air

Time for strawberry mojitosMulberry plucked from treesPalash flowers and tomatoesAblaze with red so deepLavender teas, minty greensBrown delight of cold coffeesSweet fruits of labor, nowTangy orange preservesThe sun seeping in nectarTo return from slumberWith full force of summerUntil then let me swingIn the silver hammockWherever the wind swaysAn open book, still unreadAs sparrows make acquaintanceAbuzzContinue reading “Spring in the Air”

Mind Matters

Whirling in my mindA collective hallucinationOf spirits guiding meTowards insanityI blindly embraceSights and soundsOf each murky thought A part of me lingersIn the stale pastSeeking answersFrom silhouettesMelting in the mistFar from sightNever far from mind! Delirium descendsOn my tired mindChaos ascendsIn my troubled heartI crave for solaceIn the labriynthsOf my raving madness My mind blowsDarkContinue reading “Mind Matters”