Bad News

I have to break bad news to you I am quite apprehensive, it’s true I don’t know your current state of mind I doubt you’ve previously received news of this kind Intuitively I think you know something is wrong That worsening shortness of breath you’ve had all along Has to be more than a cold-this […]

The Objects of My (In)attention

I am having a pity party today For first world problems are blocking my way These self-created problems prevent My time from being gainfully spent.. ** I have been guilty, I do confess Of acquiring new things, trying to possess The biggest, the best, and definitely more Of everything I can, even if I have […]

Age, a number…

Do I dare imagine, in all audacity That age would just be a number for me? May I dream that at the age of sixty I would be a diva, confident and sassy? I wonder if my gray hair and wrinkles would give me Grace, and an air of wisdom that the world could see.. […]

Not So Productive…

Why is there this need persistent To maintain productivity constant To fill each waking minute, each hour With some activity- to make me feel empowered As if what I do alone constitutes my existence Why does my mind give me such resistance To the idea of being idle and staring into space Is it societal […]

Accent

To your ears, foreign sounds my accent You have difficulty understanding me to some extent I get it, and I wish you would simply ask me To speak more slowly and deliberately English is not my first language Some sounds I find harder to enunciate The way you do, but believe me when I say […]

Worth

“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” Wayne Dyer I wonder now but why on earth Was I looking for self-worth Outside of me, in others’ eyes? I did not even care if they were lies Sugarcoated to sound cloying to my willing ears To drown the noise of my innermost […]

The beautiful female protagonist

            As an avid reader, there is something I have found That continues to bother me, in a way quite profound- The female lead in nearly every story Is a beautiful woman, no matter who she might be She might have qualities in every realm, but still She is usually […]

Oh what a year!

How did the year 2020 become A series of never-ending conundrums? There is nothing right about any decision Nothing wrong either, there is no precision There is a Schrodinger cat everywhere Uncertainty is the only constant, beware! Where can we go, who can we meet? Planning daily life is no ordinary feat Webinars, zoom meetings, […]

The strokes of my pen

I pen my thoughts using strokes quite different From each other- from writing in patient charts meant To document my impressions of their illnesses and treatment, To writing for medical journals where I present Scientific information in a form concise- In both these realms, I am expected to be precise Conform to standards and accepted […]

Choice

Do I, in the matter at hand, have a choice? This is the question asked by my voice At every step of my journey through life’s highway Somehow that voice always seemed to say That I did not have the luxury to choose- There was one way forward, if I did not want to lose […]

The burden of choice

I live in a place with choices abundant… Such that picking favorite objects seems redundant Any kind of food, any cuisine that I fancy I can have, it is readily available to me From decadent desserts to low sugar substitutes I can pick healthy food and satisfy my taste buds too But then there are […]