let the bull win

My whole body trembling,
pressed my foot, held tighter,
Going on superhuman speed,
the world flashing in red and green.

The chance I see is all it takes,
my fate to be etched forever.
A silver knight riding before me,
an opportunity to seize – I’m ready.

The voice urged; I pushed further,
took the battle to the sharp curve.
A fraction of a second it took,
the knight, the curb, my world.
I fought, I spun, and shuddered –
more is what I deserved.

Inspired by one of the moments in the eventful race that begins the Formula 1 2020 season. Looking forward to see more exciting races for the rest of the season.

alternate reality

In a parallel universe,
colliding you and I – freezing,
stopping clocks;

In a parallel universe,
my grasp matches yours,
steadfastly strong;

In a parallel universe,
your voice wanes not,
sorrow has no place;

In a parallel universe,
for you and I alone,
planets, stars align;

In a parallel universe,
we would be
what is of
love.

how free?

Dripping ink on parchment,
the quill – the only thing I have left;
Family in brisk danger,
beloved betrothed to another;
A piece of paper – it all started,
tempted to rip it, tattered.
Though each breath numbered,
Blossoming freedom is all that matters.

Lines of verticals, all I see,
Each wall domineering o’er me.
A loaf of bread, I had to take,
In return, soul and body encaged.

Politics, greed in every turn,
sins, injustice and stronghold –
let’s watch it burn.
Thoughts voiced and acted
no longer numbered.
How does one use this privilege,
this fought and died for – power?

Inspired by what’s happening in the Philippines now, where our freedom seems to be at stake with the new anti-terror law that has been signed just today. Channeling my anxiety, disappointment, and fear through art.