Poem, Poems with Author's Note

Your Greatest Lesson

You taught me how to get over you. My heart stopped racing with every text, no longer hurting when they weren't yours. I stopped expecting to be your first or last thought, making peace with being an afterthought. I learned not to listen for your concern no longer replaying words for hidden messages. My tongue… Continue reading Your Greatest Lesson

Free verse

Day 362: Therapy

I am weighed down by the words unsaid between us and the expectations of accommodations we are afraid to ask. Knowing that in the asking is the admittance that we were not as we once believed ourselves to be, and time had not been the friend, we imagined forever knowing. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Free verse, Poem

Day 338: Multiplicative

They say it takes you 7 times as long as you knew someone to completely forget them. I still know you in memories and moments, though you are not beside me. So 700 years after I pass, I shall finally forget all about you. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

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Day 260: Shattered Reflections

TW: Abuse Shattered glass lay at my feet, each piece reflecting a moment, a story of my first walk, when you held me up, my first word, uncle, said into the phone a fleeting smile. So many pieces, so much history but I cannot make them fit anymore. Pieces broke so small that shards are… Continue reading Day 260: Shattered Reflections

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Day 249: Missing Appa (Dad)

I will always search for you in the fine silken threads of white Vaetti and shirt, in grey hairs and dark skin and eyes laughing behind glasses. This is unchanging and true. You are there in glasses that magnify the love and respect within, The belief that humanity is inherently good. I seek you in… Continue reading Day 249: Missing Appa (Dad)

Poem, Rhyming

Day 116: Would I Watch It?

Snap! A memory captured, 10 seconds of glory to share Moments where reality is blurred, And life is lived as I dare. Filters to change all I can be, Swap a face or set the dogs free I can choose to be a better me On this, we can all agree. Watch my story unfold,… Continue reading Day 116: Would I Watch It?