The Visit

I greet you in my clinic, with a smile behind my mask How are you feeling today, the standard question I ask Focused again on the usual, physical complaints I want to ask you something else, but myself I restrain I ask you if you’re exercising, eating right Taking your medications as prescribed Behind your […]

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 […]