Once you have seen the world,
wanderlust doesn’t quench easy,
but nobody told me that coming
home would feel like trying to
squeeze a tiger into a birdcage.
And although I miss terribly
the foreign chatter and the
challenges of a new environment,
my heart aches for the soft,
clementine skies of home.
For #mayfalls18 hosted by @breath_words_ and @a_sea_of_words_
For #cmlychallenge hosted by @cerynnmccain
For © Our Poetry Journey Contest
And when I say I will run,
I do not mean escape. I will
fly on wings made out of fairy
dust and everything I overflow
with. I will disappear around
the curve of the world, far
enough that I won’t be forgotten,
far enough that I won’t be here.
I will be somewhere else, breathing
different air, soaking up new light,
meeting new people, touching new lives..
*For day 5 #theloveletterproject
On those days when you’re feeling
like a suitcase that’s between
here and lost, think of me as
the tag on the handle reminding
you that when you feel too heavy,
you will always have a place in
my heart to return home to.
Maybe I fall because it’s the closest thing to flying.
I dream of airplanes.
Not of flying, but disembarking.
I dream of airport terminals, of
hurried steps and racing pulses. Continue reading “December”
Day 6, for my life in #7daysofblackandwhite, no people, no explanation.
Day 5, for my life in #7daysofblackandwhite, no people, no explanation.
Day 4, for my life in #7daysofblackandwhite, no people, no explanation.
Day 2, for my life in #7daysofblackandwhite, no people, no explanation.
We leave something of ourselves
behind when we leave a place,
we stay there, even though we go away.
Continue reading “Wanderlust”
I want to go to unnamed places,
let my heart unravel across
countries and continents,
through dirt roads and busy
avenues, mountain trails and
highways, shady alleys and
industrialized streets, watching
each new day’s light rise from
the window of my morning flight,
falling asleep in new time zones
very different from my own. There
is no one I would want to get lost
in the world with, b u t y o u.
*As requested by @shriya_vk18 for #bemymuse no. 34