Half empty

You were so full of empty promises and one liners. I have no idea why it took so long for me to figure this out. I have now. I am a born again human.  


Lately, I’ve dreamed bigger that ever before, And hoped nobody will notice.


1.      Donate to a cause, Relish in its reward and look back and your righteous life.   2.      She subjected me to a trippy picture, I told her it was an act of selfishness.   3.      I get confused when making coffee because there’s no tea bag to displace the water.   4.      Line up the table into orderly […]

Rose water (For Negar)

Rose water taught me a lot about expectation. I valued its scent more than its taste Then inhaled through my nostrils And kept my tongue ignorant to its wonders. From that day, I thought everyone dealt with their issues this way. Oblivious to the value that lies within unknown territory.

Her culture – Pomegranate (For mina)

There is so much joy encapsulated in its walls. I wish I could be a pomegranate seed. Protected by cushy walls that burst under too much pressure. Two truths one lie I enjoy writing poetry.I enjoy writing poetry.I enjoy writing poetry. There’s a war in me (for Twinny) My complacency will scream out in frustration.Stagnancy […]

Tastes 1

I wonder sometimes what would have happened if our first date was a dinner.   How you would have spent the time  controlling your gag reflex at my spaghetti carbonara   whilst across from you, I’d shudder as you bit into your water chestnuts and bamboo shoots.   How quickly I’d have drifted off with […]


She wants to scoop out my wax   She says there’s something satisfying about seeing a wall inside my ear and imagines the sucking pop of unplugging it.     I pretend not to hear her.

At Puregym

The Top 40 charts pause –  someone has dropped their squat bar too hard and made the disk skip.   Without the club beats, the workout space is no longer what it usually is –  essentially, a well-lit night-club writhing with bodies and eyes flicking at someone else’s deltoids.   Now, the silence consists of […]

Advice on how to fall and rise

Catch the pavement with your toe   drum the ground with  knee heel of palm other knee knuckle   feel the people part like Moses around you.   Stand up dust down.     Laugh at yourself. You must laugh.


At Coney Island Sideshow School, the teacher asks our group to forget about nutrition. “You do not really eat the flame,” she says. “You starve it of oxygen, then wait for the applause to fizzle.” Mary says, not good enough.   She starts with plastic lighters – snacks which leave her hungry for more. She […]