Are you breathing?

When you can’t listen
to your own heartbeats
because time takes its toll on you
and anxiety embraces you airtight
check for your breath.

When your mind can’t perceive well
and differentiate between things –
things you may call good or bad
take an intentional pause
and check for your breath.

When gravity spirals down on you
and the ladder of achievement
falls down on you
breaking every bit of your willingness
just check for your breath.

When your thoughts darken
and you can’t feel a surface
beneath your trembling feet
take refuge in your senses
and notice all that you experience.

(Because when you are happy,
I guess you merely see things,
outside of yourself!
Do you?)

And when nothing ever feels good
remember you’re not the only one,
remind yourself that at least you’re feeling.
How does it even matter,
if the feeling is that of sadness?

Bird

I want to be a bird
gliding fearlessly in the sky
throwing myself into the vast blue expanse
challenging the blowing wind,
the air current.

I want to kiss freedom
take it in my arms
and soar higher and higher
rolling, rollicking
singing and dancing
falling in love with my life.

New places would await me
bounded by
uncertainties, adventures;
no barriers, nothing,
that could confine me
to these dead walls.

Think/Ink

Every time you blink
Every word you think
Every drop of water you drink
Bit by bit you shrink
And let your spirit simultaneously sink
Because when you try to form a link
Between what you think
And what you are yet to think
You form a kink.

Before you again blink
Few drops of water you drink
This time you neither shrink
Nor you let your spirit sink
You rather re-think
Then form a link
Between the ‘thought’ & the ‘yet to think’
Now you ink, your link.