by the grave

of all the places in the city

i enjoy my walk to the graveyard

the concrete slabs

looks like a mirage of people

standing quietly for their next marching orders

i sit under the huge tree

which stands still

as it rejoices

the certainty of death

sometimes i go to her grave

and stare at her headstone

as if to confirm her certainty….

and then I mostly sit by her grave…



There are some pains or traumas in our lives which haunt us no matter how much we grieve,run for therapy,keep it to ourselves or let it out to every random stranger. I guess that pain becomes a part of the anatomy.It’s part of our character. It’s gonna live as long as we do or may be it lasts even after we die……….

Tomorrow is the fourth death anniversary of my dear best friend, Kavya. As Kavya used to say, “You are a jig saw puzzle with all the Disney Characters…..and you won’t be fun after you are fixed.”