Thursday, October 19, 2017


The rest is life
We are lonely souls
Flecks of divine energy
Trying to find our way back to the original divinity the ONE
To think we are in control is futile
We merely survive and exercise small choices
In the end
None of it matters
We are flecks of divine
Trying to remember the way back to the ONE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A daughter, a mother

Happy Birthday ami

Thank you for being the best mother you could have been given your wounds and challenges

Teenagers are difficult to parent and given my wounds and challenges I'm doing the best I can with my kid

Some days you failed
Some days as a mother I fail too

But as a mother I have learned something I could not have learned as a daughter

I love my daughter...
and I'm doing the best I can giving her everything I've got...
and some days it's not enough...
or even what she needs...
and some days I don't know how to give her what she needs!

And yet I know without a doubt I do it all out of love for her 

Because I love her...

As a mother I now know you love your daughter too

As a daughter, to you my mother, know I love you endlessly 

I always have
Even on days I hated you
I hated you because I loved you

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Love me
Know my soul
I yearn for understanding
To be 
Loved for the knowing
Speak my thoughts
Feel my heartbeat 
Taste the salt of my skin
The sweetness of my lips
Listen to my colors
See the sounds of my touch
Forget all you know
Just sense my existence
Vibrate with yours

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The darkness

The darkness is a strange place
I know it well
You knew it too
The darkness beguiles at times
It's cold caress
The promise of nothingness
With a heart so broken 
The mind wants simply 
To forget 
The pain
I too
know the pain
And yet
How could you
Let go
It so...
I don't know
I'm mad at you
I'm sad
I don't even know

How could you
Let go
It so...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wisdom of the falling leaves

Shedding leaves
One by one
Held on
For so long
Each a story
All its own
With each falling
Come tears of blood
With the tears
Acceptance comes
It comes but at a 
Handsome cost
You must feel
To let go
You feel
You falter
Let go and
And with each falling
You are caught
Float softly down
In the arms of grace 

Shedding leaves
One by one
Held on for so long
Hurts and loves
With each falling
A fear of loss
And with each loss
Something's gained

Shedding tears now
So many come
Like leaves falling
In the fall
So many memories
To let go
Like a monsoon
Floods the plain

Shedding stories
Shedding lives
Shedding sorrows
Shedding skins

Raw and weeping
Gnarly plain
Stands the tree now
Stripped and bare

Standing still
Cold yet lovely
Winter comes
The tree stands despite
The seasons' toll
Hope of spring time
In the air
It waits 
For times to change

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In my veins 
Dirty tricks
At my flesh pick
In corporate suits
With rancid breath
And clammy hands
Grab my ass
My silent screams
Through the maze
Of formal complaints
In shock and dazed
I chase the shadows
Of human rights
Wounded spirit
Tired feet
No screams
My lips sealed
The CEO free
While I can't breathe

It has a name
Say it
Out loud
Not all who break
Were physically raped
For some the exploitation
Was mental
Some were grabbed
A word 
Or two

This plague
Say it
Out loud

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I rise

From cinder, ash and dust
I rise
With each tear that falls
I am cleansed
Hello there
Who are you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
My heart
My soul
I love you
I know this heart
I know this soul
This face
This hand
And still
I love you

From the ashes 
And the dust
Yet I rise
And with each blow
That felled me
To the ground
Even as you watched
From that crumpled heap
I rose

Yes I rise
Ever free
I rise
I love you
I love you
I love you
I rise

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Seven and Three at WPC

Every now and then
I meet a soul 
Whose music enthralls my world 
In this vast
We share some space
Exchange a word
A connection made

In a life full of minutes
Momentous moments 
Such as this
My landscape make


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Haq sayaan...

Parh Parh Alam Fazal Hoya 
Kalam Baba Bulleh Shah

Parh parh Alam te faazil hoya
Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na

(You read to become
all knowledgeable
But you never read yourself)

You read so many books
to know it all,
yet fail to ever read your
heart at all.

Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti
Te kaday mann apnay wich warya ee na

(You run to enter temples and mosques
But you never entered your own heart)

You rush to holy shrines to play a part,
Would you dare enter the shrine of your heart

Larna ay roz shaitaan de naal
Te kadi nafs apnay naal larya ee na

(Everyday you fight Satan
But you never fight your own Ego)

You are quick to attack the evil one,
yet pride is a battle you have not won.

Bulleh Shah asmaani ud-deya pharonda ay
Te jera ghar betha unoon pharya ee na

(Bulleh Shah you try grabbing that which is in the sky
But you never get hold of What sits inside you)

You grab for a star you can control,
yet fail to grasp the light in your soul.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

Let the race end, my friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
Ik Alif teray darkaar

(Stop seeking all this knowledge my friend
Only an Alif is what you need)

Stop trying to be the one who knows,
for 'God is One' you need to know.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

End the race, my friend

Allah Sayyaan Allah Sayyaan
(God is the Master, God is All)

God is All we need! God is All!

Nee main jaanaa Jogi de naal

(I shall follow the Yogi {ascetic/sufi})

Follow the wandering dervish!

Jo naa jaane, Haqq ki taaqat
Rabb naa devey us ko Himmat

(Those who deny the Strength of Truth
Lord does not give them courage)

If you deny the power of all that's true,
God will not grant strength to you.

Hum Mann ke darya mein doobey
Kaisi nayya? Kya manjhdhaar?

(We have drowned in the river of Self
the boat and the flowing waters do not matter)

We are lost in this river of self,
no boat or streams are of any help.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

End the race, my friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
(Stop seeking all this knowledge my friend)

Stop trying to know it all, my friend.

Allah Sayyaan Allah Sayyaan
(God is the Master, God is All)

God is All we need! God is All!