• sunnysuraj commented on the post, towers 3 years, 2 months ago

    don’t forget that giants fall just as easily as men. from high above your castle tops, your highest floor, your pillar of comfort, you’re just as capable of hitting the cold, hard earth.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, twist 3 years, 4 months ago

    a distortion between time and space. you slip through, unassuming, a cosmic wanderer, a starry stranger.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, globe 4 years, 7 months ago

    to trot the earth in finger-steps! you’re not far away at all. my pinky and thumb testify to it. and if i think, if i dream, not only are you close, but you are here, with me.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, maestro 4 years, 8 months ago

    ah, the click of fingers and a twirl of your thumb and i am playing that same song i always do, lilting off your toes and tingling off your lips. soft like morning, gentle like stars, a lullaby for any tiredness. i would sing it again and again if you asked me to. but you never ask. so i never do.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, amused 4 years, 10 months ago

    a wry turn of her lips gave her away within seconds, even as she replaced it with the same placid face.

    “oh,” she said, feigning surprise, “is that so?” he grins wider than her, and touches her hand, feels a pulse of lightning jolt up his spine from the contact. shaking his head, he twines his completely in hers. he leans in, his lips kissing…[Read more]

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, locket 4 years, 10 months ago

    i held the mass of gilded bronze in my hands, peered into the images. tried to see you inside. tried to find some semblance of the way things used to be, patch over the memories of you leaving and repeat the ones where you were still here, so that it would be like you never did leave. saw myself instead. saw myself instead.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, gesture 4 years, 10 months ago

    i haven’t got a whole lot of strength left in the place where it comes from. i know that the things i do won’t seem grand or magnificent, and sometimes you’ll go days without noticing i’ve done anything at all. the truth is some days i am tired, and a small wave of the hand will be all i can muster. a gentle breath from my lips that says, yes, i…[Read more]

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, pity 4 years, 10 months ago

    he looked down at her like a dog, swiveling his head side-to-side like a hen. clucking with false tenderness, he patted her head gently and mocked her by dangling his golden clock in front of her. she swept her hands underneath him so quickly he would have never even known she had a knife. in seconds, she was running down the alley at a breakneck…[Read more]

  • you waved your hands like a white flag, hoping the ceasefire would last long enough for one of us to get a few words out. we loved like battleships; we would throw as much as we had at each other, until one of us — or both of us — sank. but we weren’t made of iron, were we? and when the armaments finally stopped falling, we looked at the burns…[Read more]

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, doubt 4 years, 10 months ago

    a gnawing at the corner where the chambers of your heart meet. feel it like a loss, the dissolving of the stone you thought you carved together.

  • the weight of things feels heavy, heavy, heavy on my back. some days, i carry it like proof of my existence. look at this, i say, this is how strong my spine is. some days, i carry it like a burden. look at this, i say, this is what i bear each day. some days, though, i let it sit. place it on the ground, rest a while. look away, i say. today i am tired.

  • hmm, the twinkling of toes down the stairs let me know you were coming. soft like rabbit’s feet, socks muffling the tripping of your ankles against each other. i smiled like rising. i could feel you warming up. you pounced, and we were all arms, all tangles, octopus lovers trying our best to laugh with the confusion. we tumble, and i am happy.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, never 4 years, 10 months ago

    i slid upon the same globe you disappeared between the lines of. if i’d known you had not intended to come back, i’d have shut the door behind you. i’d have thought twice before getting the “welcome home” decorations.

  • a clenched fist. an upward shout. a shake of your head. that’s enough, you shout, that’s enough. you’ll go no further, you’ll come no closer, you’ll inch no more. you are the william barrett travis of determination. you draw your line in the sand, say, this is as far as you come. any more and these arms become cannons, and i’ll sink your ship whole.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, retreat 4 years, 10 months ago

    the arc of my spear-throwing hand stopped midway through it’s path. through my eyes, i saw hellfire and ruin. my hands were black with the ash of it. it filled my lungs. i blinked and felt the breaths of my own soldiers, the enemy’s soldiers. blinking again, i turned around. i tore a patch from my shirt, called my men to a halt. swept the rag…[Read more]

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, grateful 4 years, 10 months ago

    hold a cup of my spirit up to your lips. sweet, sweet nectar down your throat. grandness is not a feeling, it is a being, and today you are grand. i would have you feel no less. i would have you be no less. wake up, spread your eagle wings like the sun’s rays. i am so proud of you today. today you did not act an angel, and no one called you one.…[Read more]

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, imagined 4 years, 11 months ago

    i closed my eyes and felt the orbs floating above me. their rainbow shadows seemed to wiggle into my pores, to become the shape of my smile. i reached up and touched one, and it balanced easily on my hand. inside, i gazed and saw eternity. inside, i gazed and saw anything i could dream of.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, hardly 4 years, 11 months ago

    he leapt from rooftop to rooftop, feet as quiet as snowfall. his hands landed as though padded feet, a tiger stalking his prey. it’s strange how predatory beasts can somehow be as swift and graceful as birds in flight. he landed behind his target with a purposefully conspicuous thud, grin etched onto his face like plaster.

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, merciful 4 years, 11 months ago

    are we still just the products of our circumstances? or can we be something more? kneel on our knees and plead at the sky to be softer on our skins, for the rocky hail to become water on our parched lips, feeding our bones, rocking us gently to sleep on our rooftops?

  • sunnysuraj commented on the post, sweep 4 years, 11 months ago

    take a broom to the floorboards of my songbird heart. you will find there all the bits and pieces of it people tasted and did not like, the bitter sawdust of a house half-built. feel them in your fingers, cradle them between the nooks. blow. they spread like ashes in the wind. close your eyes. breathe. they are stardust now. they are peace.