sometimes in my head..

Sometimes I'm sacred of my thoughts
They get too dark to see through-
And only blends with cherry-red
Sometimes my scary thoughts trap me inside
And sometimes I can't get away
And sometimes I blame you for allowing me

I’ll show you love in absentia

You held me close in your large arms
I cried out loud, drove you mad
You brought me up as you did
I know I'm not the perfect son
But will you love me as I am?

You slapped me hard, I blacked out
Woke up in bed wearing a sad face
I locked myself in the bathroom
Cried so loud, I couldn't hear you

I lashed out, and it's so cold
My mind dislikes you, my heart's indifferent
But I'm too proud to come home
I'm still scared of that mad scold
And my little ego's telling me to roam
If I come home-
Will you love me as I am?

I'm afraid I'm never coming back
The streets seem to get warmer 
I promise to show you love in absentia

Written for prompt hosted by Sanaa Rizvi


masala, ginger, lemon, or green
you're my go-to whenever wherever
before mom says hi, you're brewed
otherwise, we won't stop listening to her melodious voice-
not peaceful, just chaotic noises

tea tea
I have been calm and warm-
with you in my fat mug.
you've relaxed my worst migraine
and lessened my constant stresses

tea tea 
even the queen can't keep you aside
from the cold fields to the palace
you are the perfect royal to break my night fast

tea and biscuits on my table
terrific duo for breakfast
welcome fam, tea is served

masala, ginger, lemon, or green
you're my go-to whenever wherever

Written for dVerse