Smooth Hands and Unbecoming

‘I hope you understand why it took me a year and four months to let you in,’ she told him. ‘It’s just that I’ve come to learn what it means to love people deeply and lose them so suddenly. Life has taught me that I need to be cautious of sweet words and smooth hands…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover XIII

Last night I dreamt about you for the first time in a while. It made me wonder if you see me in your dreams too. Do you miss me? Do you miss me so much that you can’t sleep? Do you dial my number and hang up before it rings? Do you get drunk on…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover XII

He didn’t want a relationship and neither did I. “Emotions only lead to pain”, he says. “Yes, feelings are overrated”, I tell him. He wasn’t ready and neither was I. Wait! Do you get ready for feelings though? Is that how they work? Do you prepare yourself to catch feelings? Do you wake up in…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover XI

She remembers thinking that she would not remember what he looked like. His face was one of those you would forget after looking at it once. His smile was dull as if he was faking it. He had a regular name, a name you heard being called randomly on the road. Why did she give…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover X

  She thinks if they had met at a different time or place, or if they were both sane, or maybe lived in a different planet, they would have been perfect. Almost. She thinks, if they weren’t obsessed with how the future would turn out for them or if they weren’t worried about breaking each…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover IX

I sit here. I am making pieces on paper because the one’s in my heart do not have much hope of being put together. Someone told me once that, feelings and reality are not always the same thing. But what do you do when both are mixed and jungled up together you can no longer…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover VII

She wanted to ruin it all, and write about it. She wanted to write about leaving. About leaving him and giving it all up. She wanted to characterize it as an act of bravery; as an act of freedom. As if she’s doing both of them a favour, mostly her. She wanted to make a…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover VI

Dear future lover, You didn’t know what to make of her. You were trying to build her trust. The trust she no longer had for humans. You thought she could learn to love you, but her heart was always somewhere else. Sometimes you hugged her and she let you. Sometimes she pushed your hands aside….

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover V

And maybe you were right at one point someday I used to watch you treat life like heaven’s way I used to write with tears on your face Sign language on your back from the first date So when you find another man, whispering in your ears You will think of me With all of…

The Series – Messages From A Soft Lover IV

She was in love with the person he wanted to be, not who he actually was. But neither she nor he will figure that out until it’s too late, way too late. You see, the problem wasn’t that he didn’t love her. He did…. Or at least he wanted to. She wanted him to. The…