Acceptance

We’re faced with grief in the form of the death of a loved one, a bad break-up, the loss of a job, a tanked idea, abuse in any form, or a fatal diagnosis. These circumstances mostly come unannounced, leaving you with tear-stained faces and empty pillow talk. You’re told to live well, and just when you do, it’s all taken away from you.

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You’re my favourite hurricane

Our decisions might fight back and life could knock us off course but together, we’re here to breathe, meeting our future as it becomes our present.

From being a force of energy that holds the power to consume me, you are more importantly my centre of gravity. You complete me. Let’s find that joy, maybe?

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Sunsets & sangrias

A boy I once bore my heart to told me that he loved me but saw himself with someone else. That baffled me and cut me in places that hurt most. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally, acceptance — getting over love — the struggle is very real. Why does hearing no leave you with an aching heart and mind? Why does the lump in your chest make you feel so hollow?

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To the ships that sailed…

…what if? Maybe I have a type or maybe it’s just my luck. My past relationships started with the boys convincing me there was a chance for “us”, until I was totally sucked in and in love. That’s when things started to change. Turns out, once you’re over this “challenge” phase of any relationship, you…

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Because she loved you

She loved you and wanted to be loved back. Not to ever make you feel small but to make your love feel big – it was.

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where are you now?

Where is this love you professed?
where is the castle your promised to build?
were we ever okay to begin with?
will you hold me, still?

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Nightfall

Was it just summer love?

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Nothing ends happily, and that is why it ends!

There are certain people that make you feel sound even when you’re in the worst of situations but when that person drifts away you’re lost even when not alone.

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Ocean blues

Sinking into the horizon, our love lost in the colours of the earth, for it was but a drop in the ocean. Naina Gahlaut / @naina_89 / INSTAGRAM

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