an ache i couldn’t locate

why do i wrap my memories in nostalgia?

they’re filled with pebbles i picked off the ground.

it’s a bias i love to carry.

they’re covered in sunset hues and pink cotton candy clouds, tied with branches that intertwine and grow around town.

why do i put my home in my pocket and take it with me wherever i go?

just to rearrange it when i’m alone or for when i’ve taken off my coat.

why do i make everything about me?

my own
my home
my decorations

my scars that won’t heal
my flowers that keep on dying.

i’m in every photo i see.

all the shelves are full,

i don’t have any space left on me for a gift store.

things are never going to go back to normal,
i’ve really got to stop my crying.

but then

why can’t i do anything…

-aarushi (i kind of love how this one turned out. it’s ten days late, i know i know. happy new year everybody. hope you all are settling into it well, best wishes, much love πŸŽ€)

11 Comments

  1. Ace says:

    Aarushi, this is beautiful! I missed seeing your amazing posts! That line about putting your home in your pocket is just genius!! Well done my friend, keep shining!! πŸ€—πŸ’›πŸ’«

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Thank you so much Ace. I’m glad you liked itπŸ’« lots of love to youπŸ’–

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  2. wardah says:

    This one hits so so hard. It’s so beautiful. So expertly crafted, too. Love the fourth line so much. This is amazingggg, Aarushi, just like you. And hey, maybe things will never be what they were before, but there’s always hope and maybe things will become even better than the past!!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Thank you so much for your support wardah! And your kind words just touch my heart. You’re too kind, my friend.πŸ’ž Yep yep better than the past, here’s to hopingπŸŽ†

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      1. wardah says:

        You’re always Aarushi! I could say the same about you, and yes, let’s never lose that glimmer of hope πŸ’›

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      1. My pleasure πŸ˜€
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  3. Akshay Kumar says:

    She- have you seen magic
    Me- yes
    She- where
    Me-in Aarushi’s poetry ❀️πŸ”₯

    wonderful piece of work… literally make me cry …

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment and support πŸ˜πŸŽ†β­πŸ™

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