existence

reunion

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meeting you
was like colliding
with an ocean
and I had no intention
of staying afloat

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saudade

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if only
you could see
what I see in you

hear what
I cannot say

you are
what no words
can contain

like all that is sacred
treasured, in my heart
you remain

you are..
you are to me
more than a story
more than a memory

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kintsugi

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tell me
about the ways
in which you are human
flawed, broken, vulnerable
and all you have endured
in this thing called life

I promise
I will show you
there is beauty
in that brokenness
that makes you
more lovable in my eyes
more precious in my heart
than any illusion
of ‘perfect’
ever will

I will continue
to love you
despite your scars

I will love you
more
for them

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enflamed

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there is nothing
more erotic
than a beautiful mind

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illumined

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gently
flooding
my entire being

raw light
spilling
from your eyes

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rumination

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the deeper
I understand myself
the more tolerant
of others
I become

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alive

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the irony of love –
it leaves you
breathless
yet restores you
back to life
in the same moment

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mergence

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On which plane
do they span,
encounters
that alter lives.

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chaotic stillness

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Life goes.. forward
or does it trace its way back
one encounter at a time
to where it all began

like a jigsaw
that you try to piece
your whole life
only to realize
it was already complete

in the name of ‘experience’
you stumble
diving face first
into your destiny
resisting, accepting, becoming
what you were meant to be

faces, forgotten faces
surfacing from abyss
at the time of need
others with time
sink to the bottom
in the deep

faces, traces, erase it
a hand once held
an embrace once felt
that left a taste of divinity

this fading world
sweeps past
so quickly
where is the affinity?

cradling fragments
embedded in the core
of true Reality
I persist
hearing the memory
of a quiet surrender
long before
I can remember.

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pure poetry

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Diggin’ the rawness of expression – the soulful truth that is.. everything.

the calling

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You are
with me
within me
every second
of every moment

Yet, I live the truth
of ‘You’ away from ‘I’

Yet I feel
this intense separation
from home
Like an unborn child
pulled away
from womb

Like the thirsty desert
that longs for rain,
an affliction
with no remedy for pain.

Sleepless at night
restless for days
Beloved, your memory
stirs me awake.

My trembling lips
heaped with sighs,
endless tears, in your name
are now running dry.

Without you, my essence,
how am I
to stay alive?

Calling out
my entire being
leaps,
gasping
for a breath ..

I miss you.
Take me home.

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together

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In you,
my essence dissolves
like sugar in water.

Beyond you,
I see no other.

Who was I
when I was without you?

Who am I
now that you are here?

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journey

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‘Show me a way to you’, I ask.
For if my steps don’t lead to you
they aren’t worth taking.

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beloved

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if only you knew
how much you are missed –
you’d never be apart

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adrift

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I wandered with a hunger
that only your love
satisfied.

Secrets unveiled with time
pure gratitude remained
for all that I was denied.

As the vision got clearer
chaos collapsed, doors opened
even those I never knew.

Now I keep finding myself
lost in the mystery
that is You.

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Photography courtesy Ahmed M. Abdulazim

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touch

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Oh how I treasure
your loving touch
stirring awake
my existence.

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union

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make me that part of You
that can never be separated
ever again

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season’s greetings :)

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My lovely readers,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being a part of this space 🙂 Appreciate each and every one of you. Writing and poetry has been a sacred experience for me and if you can resonate with even a single post here, I’m humbled and grateful. As I went for a walk this beautiful morning, a realization surfaced that I thought I’d share. Three things of value that can’t be compromised – the company of loved ones, taking time to feed the soul and enjoying simple pleasures of life.

May this holiday season bring you warmth, love and all that you’re looking for.

Love and Light always,

Himani B

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clay

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Light
has always been there
never beyond reach
flickering
at times flaming wild
defined spaces
clear boundaries
but to have a heart
that has bled much
loved much
it is in darkness
that the human in me
comes to life.

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