they celebrate bondage, swaying to tunes condemning freedom, dancing on sand dunes notice not – slipping ground, controls shift euphoria; all’s well puppets telling stories vanish, dropped from invisible strings – their pictures float  programmed memories thought – on controlled oxygen  welcomes contamination  as new awakening seepage of venom –  never cared to know -is … More Ropes

Etymological Grace

I once met a renowned author. Neither did I take a selfie, nor autograph …. just stopped reading his books. You can feel, not define unquenched thirstas eyes grow weak, but books come firstdark-rimmed glasses frame my old faceshowcasing a mind one cannot ace as eyes grow weak, but books come firstI befriend authors, meeting … More Etymological Grace


menacing, short steps bring him closer every moment venomous blues cloud imagination to torment I know it’s the end strapped to monitors once again “See what fear does,” he says addressing the interns “to neural pathways in the brain. Extrapolated vision tenses up nerves I’m not an executioner just look like one….” Darkness envelopes I’m … More Nightmarish

Where ….

I woke up in 2021… To a world more complex than it has been Where fear separates, not unites Where a hurriedly put together remedy to unprecedented ailments divides people into camps Where Presidents incite violence Where claustrophobia causes relationship breakdowns Where some pine for company, and others pray for solitude Where people are fleeced … More Where ….