Rebirth

Originally published on Groundviews. I haven’t been reading the news much lately. I heard about the floods in the East and North Central Province and thought abstractly to myself, ‘how awful’. I watched the downpour in Colombo itself and complained about the shivering cold of that one day during which temperatures fell to 18 degrees…

The stars have it… or do they?

Marry Me Young, by PlayPretend There’s just something about storybook fortune-tellers, isn’t there? Whether they are men or women, young or old; whether they read stars, tarot cards, palms or crystal balls, they all seem ageless somehow; and beautiful, and wise. The idea of being able to read signs off of people and nature and…

ICE

(Written a while ago but probably just as – if not more – relevant today…) Ice Heart, by Happy Tea The block of ice was determined. It could survive – even in this heat. If it just gathered its resolve and stayed frigid, things would be alright. The sun would be a forgotten enemy, and…

Feet

For Sumani Sumani in Anuradhapura, Sept 2010 – just 3 months before her passing.   A house – not empty But left cold by your absence Chills me more than the Weather outside. . I step inside, And feet already cold from the outdoors Get colder still Despite safe haven from the wind. I take…

New Year; Start; Life.

By bekahx3 2011, folks. 8 days in, my year feels wide open. I am unemployed and on the verge of a huge move out of the country – perhaps for good – and right now, it feels like my life could go in just about any direction. It’s an exhilarating feeling but one that’s laced…