A virus challenges the anthropocene

(Anthropocene: the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.) We had created the anthropocene Become oblivious of threats unseen Things dangerous, we thought, could only be Products of human ingenuity We did pay quite a bit of attention To the devastating […]

Introvert in the pandemic

  Social distancing is taking its toll On almost everyone, because we all Are social creatures, we thrive On interactions with our tribe.. It is much harder for many of us Who tend to be more gregarious Then there are some, just like me Who want to crawl into obscurity Each time large crowds we […]

Take me home, in the pandemic

(This poem reflects the sentiments of a migrant laborer who is trying to go home amid the lockdown in India.) I know the world is facing a huge crisis, I understand I was educated not in a school but on the streets of this land And on the streets I am left to somehow fend […]

One Day At A Time

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” -Abraham Lincoln Had heard all along but never comprehended Take life one day at a time, this advice was intended For people to focus on things they valued each day This felt too sanctimonious to follow, I must say.. Planning […]

Art in the pandemic

Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected. – Elizabeth Broun When fear has become the emotion dominant When uncertainty surrounds us, omnipresent When answers to questions do not exist When on the narrowest sliver of hope we subsist When physical […]

The Divide…

  I had thought..   Since this was a crisis so large in magnitude Spread throughout the world, affecting multitudes The world would have no choice but to fight The enemy as one, countries would be forced to unite Race, religion, borders this enemy does not respect Humankind everywhere is reeling from its cataclysmic effect […]

Adventure-seeker in quarantine

Thirsting for adventures is a natural state All of us like new experiences on our plate Time, effort and money we spend Beyond our comfort zones ourselves we extend To get that elusive thrill, that unparalleled elation That sense of accomplishment, that victorious sensation Also, since keeping up with the Joneses is a part Of […]