Day: July 26, 2021


Reeling like a tophead spinning, life changes Birth, death, rebirthThe cycle of lifeOne goes out Another comes inThe miracle of it all Reelingdemandslimited timestretched ReelingStop….. Breathe!Smell the flowers Reeling A full plateEmpty bellyInbox fullPick one ReelingStop….. Breathe! Repeat your mantra Reelingtime is precious and fewGet out in natureStop…… Breathe!Repeat your mantraStill the mindStop the clock … Continue reading Reeling

खोया हुआ चांद / The Lost Moon

फलक से चांद उतर आयापर जो चांदटहल रहा था छत परभटका दिया कहीं उसेकुटिल हवा के झोंके ने… मैं तलाशता रहाजुगनुओं की रोशनी मेंरोशनी और कम हुईतो खुद सूरज आ धमकामेरी मदद के लिए… दिन में कोई चांद नहीं होता… 🌚 🌚 🌝 🌝 🌚🌚 The moon was alreadyhalfway through the skybut the moon that … Continue reading खोया हुआ चांद / The Lost Moon

dVerse — Prosery — Ama

No, I do not weep at the world –I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.–Zora Neale Hurston,from “How Does it Feel to be Colored Me”in, World Tomorrow (1928) Daddy was known in our backwoods holler as Deacon. When he got up on his stump near Heron River’s shady cool banks, folks gathered; no […]dVerse … Continue reading dVerse — Prosery — Ama


The Olympics! COVID and controversies aside, my wife and I will be glued to our television screen for the Opening Ceremony tonight and for various events over the coming days. But humans aren’t the only great athletes. In fact, most of the world’s record holders (sometimes intentional, sometimes accidental) are of the decidedly non-human persuasion. … Continue reading Animalympics!

My Poem “The Fate of Humanity” Live On Spillwords Press NYC

Photo by Andre Estevez from Pexels sand left by doting fairies, sifting from somnolent eyes, as I awake from sleepduring the hours of words that drift between lovers, without needing to speak I am awakening to water surrounding my bed, as mermaids with golden scaleslaughing tender vocal notes with my velvet bunnies, now spinning infantile tales their stuffing … Continue reading My Poem “The Fate of Humanity” Live On Spillwords Press NYC

The Lie

I lied. The initial seed of disappointment has fermented, and in the absence of confrontation, grown roots written sorrowful chaptersconclusion: unworthiness Why couldn’t I just have said:I don’t understandthis makes me unhappy? Where did I learn that prevarication protectsthat I alone am responsible for emotionsthat I do not matter? Decades laterI still cannot uproot the … Continue reading The Lie

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

“What are you doing, Twiggy?”“I think I have the scent of Friday.”“Well, you need to hold that for two days cause it’s still Wednesday.”“I wonder if there is such a thing as a nose bank?” It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we saw that Larry got into Cortez’s house. We learned […]Wednesday … Continue reading Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Manufactured truth

A few thousand dead bodiessome floating face up, some face downthey were just some putrid flotsamwhy did they make everyone darkly frown? People running helter and skelterdesperate for a few lungsful of oxygenthey were already gasping for fresh airpollution killed them, don’t be so high-strung! Hundreds of corpses piling in the crematoriumnight air filled with … Continue reading Manufactured truth

Anía, or: Greek for boredom

She plants a niggling little thought – This movie’s boring! (though it’s not) I have something you’d like to see… but, first, I’d have sweet poetry! Anía, please, I’m much too tired… My Dear, I know you’re uninspired! I know too well your life is dull – Long, practiced fingers trace my skull… I feel … Continue reading Anía, or: Greek for boredom

पेगासस जासूसी को लोकतंत्र के बदनुमा दाग़ के तौर पर देखता हूं: पत्रकार रूपेश कुमार सिंह

साक्षात्कार: झारखंड के रामगढ़ में रहने वाले स्वतंत्र पत्रकार रूपेश कुमार सिंह और उनसे जुड़े तीन फोन नंबर पेगासस स्पायवेयर द्वारा जासूसी की संभावित सूची में शामिल हैं. इस बारे में रूपेश कुमार सिंह से बातचीत. रूपेश कुमार सिंह. (फोटो साभार: फेसबुक) संभावित निगरानी सूची में आने की बात मालूम चलने पर क्या प्रतिक्रिया थी?…पेगासस … Continue reading पेगासस जासूसी को लोकतंत्र के बदनुमा दाग़ के तौर पर देखता हूं: पत्रकार रूपेश कुमार सिंह

irevuo 2.0: It Literally Pays to Trust Me

Hey guys, Some of you noticed this, so… irevuo went a bit offline for a few days. The reason? The tech stack I was using seemed unnecessarily complicated (a mistake I’ve also made with The Art of Blogging), and I decided to simplify everything, even though the monthly cost of the platform would more than … Continue reading irevuo 2.0: It Literally Pays to Trust Me

A Proud Peacock

An unfamiliar word in her circleshe didn’t wish for knowledge,but her circle was not so durable.For now, she was aware of the bitter emotionstailing it like a hungry stray,the hit to self-esteemthe “did I say something?”Loneliness puffed up like a proud peacock.She held awareness in the palm of her handpained to know such a two-syllable … Continue reading A Proud Peacock