Mosaic memories

This year has been one long day,
And if it’s just us,
All the moments blur into one.

Our unresolved issues,
My unmet expectations
And fights I surfeit,
Compress the space I desperately want,
From the thoughts I don’t really need.

Just when I think we are past that,
Chaos begets chaos,
And with a vengeance,
Our old habits resurface to polarize new beginnings,
Into what’s worth and not.

We fall back on wasted memories like memorabilia,
Hang on tight to albums and dog-eared novellas.
Remnants of words that were once said,
Remain tessellated on tinted windows,
And echo in the close chambers through which we see the future.


This is about how our own fears and negative thoughts can be suffocating for us. I posted this last year but it felt gloomy back then. Still does, but I think my perspective and the connection to this piece has changed.

9 Comments

  1. Ace says:

    Wow Aarushi, I love this one! So well done and I love how you say you have a new perspective on it now! The title is epic and overall, it is just marvelously written!! Keep shining friend ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’ซ

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Thank u so much, Ace! If something ever doesn’t fit well do let me know, I would love your feedback and perspective!๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. Ace says:

        Of course! And oh, youโ€™re so kind…but you are an amazing writer and I truly love your voice and pieces!! Keep shining ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ–ค

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  2. caitpoetry says:

    This is beautifully written and the imagery associated with the piece is amazing!! The last stanza is perfection, I love it so much, so well said. Much love and hope you are well โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Thank you, Cait. That’s so nice of you to say that๐Ÿ’ซ it’s nice to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ’ž Lots of love to you too๐ŸŒผ

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  3. wardah says:

    Love this whole thing, but the part in italics hits me the most. Felt a lot of nostalgia in this one. And the title is beautiful. Amazingly done, Aarushi! ๐Ÿ‘โค

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