Dried Ink

The First Tale

I remember my first crush. I was barely twelve years old, chubby-cheeked and completely naive. My hands would tremble whenever he walked past me in our school hallway, maintaining the perfectly rhythmic bounce that only ‘big boys’ had. At first, I didn’t understand why my heartbeat would quicken whenever I saw him. I would cry… Continue reading The First Tale

Dried Ink

ROOTS

Often times, we lie to ourselves We find solace in burying our pain deep We forget that these things buried alive  Grow roots and feed off our hearts   We convince ourselves that we are okay  we blind our eyes to our pain Ignoring the constant jabs and pokes at our wounds, Constantly salting it… Continue reading ROOTS

Dried Ink

TO FRIENDS THAT ONCE WERE

Our paths may never cross again Our stories may never echo in unison But your memories stay etched deep in my heart   Thank you for bringing joy to my heart And even if you didn’t, my heart doesn’t bleed anymore I hope you cradle our memories close, just like I do And heal from… Continue reading TO FRIENDS THAT ONCE WERE

Lost Letters

From Noel

Dear You, Do you remember your first Christmas? How you gazed in awe as beautiful lights illuminated your eyes and brilliant decorations dazzled your world. Do you remember? How you wobbled around as your feet swayed to the love songs written for your Saviour? Do you remember your first Christmas? How you cried for your… Continue reading From Noel

Lost Letters

From Prodigal

Dripping with blood, weighed down by my filth You looked at my crimson robe and smiled Your body was broken, but your spirit called out to me “child..”  Love so overwhelming Yet so reassuring It pours like an avalanche Yet kisses with feather-like affection  Its sweetness kills my bile And forces my closed heart open… Continue reading From Prodigal

Lost Letters

From Scarlet

Dear You,   Take my heart, Wear it like precious Sapphire Let it glimmer like the sea at sunset   Take my heart, Cradle it like shattered glass Let it pierce through your darkest nights   Take my heart, Slather it like an ointment Let my love heal your wounds   Take my heart, Serenade… Continue reading From Scarlet

Lost Letters

From Blue

Dear You, It has been a while since we heard from each other. There are moments when your memories hit like an avalanche and my mind is flooded with questions on what could have been.  What if we had given our hearts a chance?  What if we had embraced our storms and surfed on their… Continue reading From Blue