SLAM 2010 in Kandy

My first time attending  one of these ‘writer’s meetings’ and I must say it was quite entertaining. To me, what I took out of it was that 1. Ameena Hussein is a lovely person. 2. Sam Perera can be annoying when on the defense but quite the gentleman otherwise. 3. Ashok Ferry is a better…

On my mind

Withdrawal. Remorse Sleepless nights. My eyes dance behind their lids Pantomime flashes across my mind Stranded in limbo between sleep and life The memory makes my muscles tense Every cell screams in agonizing anguish After a long time of peace Turmoil visits me, welcome change I suppose Makes me see things differently Compels me to appreciate…

The Wait – reworked

Close my eyes And see hers, into which I’m falling Clasped hands pulse with hope Fervently watching the phone for answers No! for THE answer The clock hand’s every tick, Like a pulled trigger’s click Heart pounding with every tassle laden arterial flick Muscles tense Nerves on the verge, tendons revving to dance The Wait isn’t fun Like staring…

Despairing Hope

The fly buzzed around the dust in the room Like a sugar cube in a whirlpool of stirring tea The tremors and rumbles began within Surging currents of acid effervesce Eerie creaks like a galleon sailing a stormy sea Journey to the center of the kitchen Seeking something to stop the gastric blitzkrieg The fridge, just as…

The Wait

Close your eyes and feel the yearning In the silence hear the time turning Listen closely to your heart pounding Against a nervous frame anxious Patiently waiting for answers No! for THE answer The clock hand’s every tick Like a pulled trigger’s click Muscles tense Breathing dense Questions Doubts Melted moments and nervous bouts The…