I didn’t know how much more I could take. I wanted to scream. I checked the clock for the umpteenth time; it was 02:00, my heart was racing and I still wasn’t asleep. The palpitations were now being felt in my throat as the level of unease only in…
Open the world.
What do you see?
Hidden within the vibrant blues,
I see lace coral, starfish,
The seadragon carrying life on its tail,
In distant lands,
A Komodo dragon hatches,
Pebble toads camouflage themselves,
Serpents slither in s…
It all flashed right before my eyes, right across the street from the tailor’s shack in northern Bangladesh.
My aunt and uncle were having a salwar kameez, a traditional Bangladeshi outfit, tailored for me. After purchasing the material, we dro…
The words gracefully marched in unison, vibrating all along, to where they were meant to gather. It was as if a gentle breeze was blowing, finding its way to the deepest corner of my heart, and soothing my soul with its rhythmic movement. Sorrow, …
Home. Where is home? I thought of this and only then was I faced with the inevitable.
“We’re going to move by the end of the year.” My father’s sudden words temporarily silenced me. I paused for a moment, unsure of what to say or how to feel.
The whole day had simply been concocting the ingredients for a famous dish, fiasco.
I’d woken up for Fajr dreading getting dressed, because today’s dress code was to wear jeans and a t-shirt. How I could wear that modestly mystified me. I sighe…
I write this to you as a reminder. Eighteen years and still together, you are surely one of my closest companions. I’ve heard your voice from the beginning: happiness, sadness, and so much more that thumped against your rib cage. An…
Another tear rolls down my cheek,
I feel it meandering its way down,
Joining the others to form a stream.
I slowly close my crimson drenched eyes,
Feeling the shatter inside my chest;
The vessel has finally begun to leak.
‘In life you will…
Woke up before dawn
Cold water and sleepy eyes
Ignored Shaitan’s lies
Left my class early
Warmer weather, it’s noon now
Study room, I bow
Finally back home
Have homework but it can wait
Face He who creates
Dinner, we sit down