cherry wine

i. so you say you hate wine. that’s the truth – you’ve never liked the bitter taste. the way the liquid swirls in the glass is pretty, mystifying, even, but you detest its flavour. hate the tang that coats your tongue & leaves your lips puckered & dry. you think of it close to poison,… Continue reading cherry wine

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cigarettes

my first puff of a cigarette tasted like mint grape & jasmine green tea – the aftertaste of the latter still lodged in the back of my throat. my   hijab-clad friend waves another stick at me, urges me to take one more, ignores another friend as he asks, “oi, aren’t you supposed to not… Continue reading cigarettes

how do you measure the amount of stars in the night sky?

how do you measure the amount of stars in the night sky?   i. you stop, stare. there is an inky blackness that permeates through gray clouds. scientists would call it the changing of time; the passing of baton by the sun and the moon. you, however, would like to call it longing. ii. you… Continue reading how do you measure the amount of stars in the night sky?