Long Distance

It was only when I saw you again that I understood how broken I’d been I hadn’t seen you since the last full moon, every phone call we had turned violent with frustration So in the unwanted absence of you I’d gone into survival mode Every day that dragged by was spent waiting to take […]

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Ode to London

When he told her he was coming to the city but not to see her, she was angry Not because she’d miss the way he would have smiled when he spotted her from a mile away

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Worlds Apart

I don’t want to be the moon anymore Only being able to find beauty in darkness I want to know how the sun feels We could have shone together But your ego would never allow it So it’s okay, I would never try to change you There is a universe full of planets searching for […]

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Take Me Home

Heartbreak like this make me yearn for comforts I never even had The urge to bask in my motherland’s South Asian sunshine and feel warm rainwater splashing down my back Elders calling me their child in Urdu, sending me to sleep with head massages laced with coconut oil Bare feet, long braids, eating food on […]

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My First Love Broke Me

The first time I fell in love, I thought it would be forever. We had kids names planned and I had our futures mapped out in my mind. He was the first man to meet my parents – in all my twenties so far, I haven’t met another man worthy of the honour. But it […]

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