Living in A State Of Denial: “Prosetry”

State Of Denial

By: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai I accept that the truth hurts But what hurts more Is living in a state of denial. Afraid of facing the truth. Overwhelmed by our dysfunctional world We constantly practice denial Ignoring reality Idealising the non-existent Taking refuge in nostalgia We refuse to let it go. Choking on self-respect I wonder … Read more

“Oh, Girl!” Listening To The Unspoken Word

“Oh, Girl!” Listening To The Unspoken Word Dealing with the lecherous stares. The words unheard, The expressions of subtle Non-verbal nuances of thoughts. Ears alert; Listening to the unspoken word Newspaper carrying headlines oft heard. As the air whispers caution in your ear, Amidst your own unique indulgent nature And dazzling intrinsic sensuality. “Oh, Girl!” … Read more

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers The swarm of thoughts Engulfs me, Echoing; Bouncing off my memories Moving as one. Sometimes erratic they seem, Rolling and undulating, Sometimes simply at peace Sometimes opaque the other They transform into transparency. There is altogether too much to fit inside My little brain which has no floor, No walls and no … Read more

24 Hours, A True Short Story

Short Story

Know your past  Grow in the present  And prepare for the future. That’s what her life As an officer’s wife had taught her. She stood in the kitchen making his favourite food…Sambhar and Dosa, when he entered and headed straight for the bedroom searching for her.  “Madhu..? Where are you he called out,” and then reached the … Read more