VERSE | THE KNOCK KNOCK JOKE WITH A MENTAL TWIST

Written amidst the mind-numbing perils of never ending curfew lockdowns. Read at your own mental risk 🤓 Tak taka tak – Tak TakKaun hai bhai bata ab takCHINA!CHAI NA girana babuBari tarpay tarpay tarpayMeri leg not so halkay halkayKnock knockity! Knock KnockWho’s there, before I click back the lockZEBRA! ZE BRA in France is blackContinue reading “VERSE | THE KNOCK KNOCK JOKE WITH A MENTAL TWIST”

SCARY TALES | The Happy Ever (Cr)afters

A satirical take on some of the fairy tales we’ve grown up with. Can you guess each of the four Scary Tales? 🤓 You know I kind of hate you With your magic and your spells Always trying to help folks Always being so swellMy father’s on his own trip Marrying yet again I wantedContinue reading “SCARY TALES | The Happy Ever (Cr)afters”

THE SAYING MANTIS | On Dicey Relationships

A random (cheeky!) ramble about all the “Saas – Bahu*” relationships out there. Attempting to encapsulate the thinking of both, the usually entitled South Asian mother-in-law and the mostly afflicted SA daughter-in-law. * Saas Bahu: mother-in-law and daughter-in-law

VERSE | OUR WORLD IS GOING TO POT

Our blue green world is going to POTNot the stuporous, cheering kindThe elating, fascinating kindThe happily beclouding kindThe angst all a-blurring sortNo, all that it certainly is notBut our world is going to POTNot the souffle baking sortNot the healthy steaming kindNot the chicken tikka fryNor the chuck roast braising sortNo, none of that comfortingContinue reading “VERSE | OUR WORLD IS GOING TO POT”

VERSE | GREATER PURPOSES

It was the weekend finallyWe were going out on the townWe each had our agendas you seeBoth, earnest and profoundMy friend, she got dressed to killThere was no other wayI put on my tinted chapstick Fixed my hair around my faceShe was going to Dolmen mallTo see and to be seenPopping mouth, bouffant teased outSkinContinue reading “VERSE | GREATER PURPOSES”

VERSE|HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS TODAY?

Rap this if you’re feeling especially bold and rhythmical today 👩‍🎤🎶🎤 ‘Did you hear the news today?’A friend asked avidly Like a magician about to pullA rabbit from his brollyScratch that, it’s actually a hat Poetic license at play But let me get back to the topic at hand: What he was about to sayContinue reading “VERSE|HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS TODAY?”

VERSE|CUCUMBERS WITH EMOTION

They say with some frivolity that we humansAre nothing more than cucumbers with emotion.Even in this bizarre drollery There is some existential ironyAs we go from one diet to the next;One new year’s resolution to the next;One promise of commitment to another;One version of truth to another;One moral compass point to the next;One exhausted ideologyContinue reading “VERSE|CUCUMBERS WITH EMOTION”