An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – A Review

The Green brothers were born to be exceptional writers. John ‘the writer brother’ Green has never quite fulfilled his destiny, tiptoeing around monumental ideas, but never quite stepping outside the young adult romance-oriented niche. And yet, I read every new book he writes: they are the best of their peers, and I always hope that... Continue Reading →

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Misunderstood Men

He walks in quiet thoughtfulness Into land after land of misunderstood men Revelling in the comfort of known worlds He lets the memories of his tormentors fade   They march in virtuous solidarity, Into battlefields of their brethren's torture They mount their monsters, and he watches As they slowly take them down   Until his... Continue Reading →

Facade of Faithlessness (2)

There is so much to be said   I roll my eyes   About girls who bat their eyelids And think they transform delinquents Into their own personal Mr Darcy-s They’ve watched a Hallmark movie too many   How attractive is a brooding shadow of a man   I condescend   How seductive can a... Continue Reading →

Facade of Faithlessness (1)

Strikingly alert eyes and disconcerting candour Bright makeup and fashion that flipped off the world Not a smidge of unfounded, unsourced faith Not a thought about an all-mighty   What does it mean to have the world Turn on its head, and dump you into space A free fall from underrated normalcy Into an unending... Continue Reading →

Far from the Madding Crowd: A Review

(This review will reveal crucial plot points of the book.) Quoting pop songs at the drop of a hat has never been my forte, but here is Far from the Madding Crowd summed up in a sentence: Bathsheba Everdene's milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. And for a book about an intelligent, self-sufficient... Continue Reading →

Of Poison Ivy Leagues​

Here’s what I’ve learned about making choices that agree with my conscious, My prepped, primed, powdered conscious. Never a job left lacking, Never a loose end untied, Never an awkward slip-up under-thought, Never a hand off the steering wheel, Forfeiting the comfort, The serene out-of-focus, The blind spots in your vision, The possibility of a... Continue Reading →

We Have it Coming

For a generation that owns its stereotypes like a boss, And binge watches TV shows as an accomplishment, That has more pseudo-intellectuals than the other kind And has the luxury of negotiating the discomfort of real, For all things 'dank' and 'lit' For a generation that seeks gratification by the second, And groans at having... Continue Reading →

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