A state of mind.

Wake up groggy;

Pull the curtains;

Let the darkness prevail.

Light up a ciggy;

Take the smoke in deep;

Make a peg and drink it at one shot.

Make coffee and down it at 2 am.

Sit and stare at that blank piece of paper.

You want to say something;

But what?

There is a lot to say.

Yet, strangely enough nothing comes out.

Hold that brush and stare at that canvas;

Your palette was once yellow;

Now it is shades of black and blue.

Sit at the bus stop;

Stare at people pass by;

Their hurry is mockery.

You know, as well as them that it is all for nothing.

I’m fine- the biggest lie you ever told;

They ask— what plans for tomorrow?

Hell, do you know what today holds?

Go about your chores mechanically.

Don’t think. After all do plans ever work out?

Silence.

Songs in the minor scale are now your silent jam.

Darkness is your cloth of choice-

It doesn’t ask questions, it understands.

These days all you want is for someone to come along

And say to you—

It’s okay. You are allowed to feel this way;

Sleep if you must, take the smoke in;

Don’t think, just rejoice in the silence.

There will come a fresh dawn

When your palette will become yellow;

When the light will be an honest break;

When uncertainties will turn into certainties;

When laughter will come back;

When you will know why.

Give it time.

This too shall pass.

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Author: radhikamukherji

I am a simple girl with my finger in a lot of pies. A student of literature, I am also a guitarist and vocalist. I love travelling and my dream is to backpack across the world. Connecting with people from all walks of life is my primary hobby; others include painting (expressionism), adventure sports, dancing, writing and procrastinating. I wish to share the way I see the world with you folks. Hope you get something out of it. Cheers :)

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