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Afterglow

In the afterglow Of all things dead and dying I feel the hunger of a lighted pyre Devouring all that was Till┬áthere’s no more. I’m the scream that tore the skies At the altar of the terrible one. I’m the

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To Sadness

A sudden rush of blood in my veins And tonight I’m the mother I never was Or wanted to be. Through the months that I carried you in me I balked in horror and self pity At my unravelling ugliness.

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Unnameable

Thoughts, like clouds in my head, Turn rose and cotton candy white, Red, black and blue like scars. And you, there, insidious enemy, You, so artless, like a caricature, You, so mainstream, like evaporation, You. Who would’ve thought that you’d

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Everything is not for Sale

Several years ago, my friends and I went to visit the Ajanta caves in Maharashtra. A stranger there offered us this stone along with two palms full of raw, uncut amethysts. I don’t know where the other stones are but

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Tripping Solo

I keep reading that it’s not safe for women to travel alone in India. The US government has, for example, issued several advisories in the past about the dangers of travelling to India given that several ghastly assaults on women

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