He sat outside while it rained. The red asbestos sheet sheltering him and the dog. Mother was making coffee in the newly shiny decoction set. And he could see it from the window.

Rain was getting heavier. Clouds were clashing against each other with vengeance. Sparks from flying off the electricity pole. He pulled another chair and put his feet on top of it. The sound of the rain falling made it impossible for him listen to his mother calling him.

She came and nudged him.

Startled and shocked, he let out a shriek—shriller than a girl—and dropped the coffee on the white tiles. He held the steel cup with the coffee falling all over and kept it on the wooden table. Continue reading “Fever”

The ember light

-I think I am lost-

-No I have lost-

-I am shredded- torn and peeled-

-I tried to look for my old set-

-There were pieces- missing and some just stale-

-Fungus ridden- and stench-

-I breathe- in- and out-

-Fire -when rain’s falling- on the city-

-I am just a fool-

-Who heard a fool’s story-

I can see the keyboard glowing in the dark

 In the dark, I can see.