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Vol. 4 Issue 3

Ramsha Aveen




Days have gone but night remains

The night of heaviness

Ah! A crack must be the door.

Or the old memories which keeps on cracking the self with their rotten eyes

Voice of nothingness

Or perhaps the crisis of being.

The moon keeps on hiding behind the canvas of clouds

But the heart is surrounded by the Black Sheet

With grey holes all over the corners.

The crack remains but there is no place of You in you.

The soul has travelled a long way that it finally loses the grip of heart.

Lifeless memories

Prolonged slow screams

Doors shut, numb.

Once again remains cold old corners and a lonely soul.








Cumulonimbus of clouds are touching my old broken window

It feels like they have the urge to complete that old tale.

Travelling from somewhere, bringing up the parts of my forgotten story

Can clouds be transformed into carrier?

Carrier of what?

Abandoned places

Incomplete desires,

Unanswered prayers and many more…

Ah! They are slowly marching towards me, stretching their hands with parts of my being

I feel a jerk in my soul, despair washed over my face.

I want to run, hide and run again. I envy them, I envy my complete parts.

 That cold smell started hunting my room; I feel knots around the neck holding my breath till the end.

The search doesn’t needs parts, my path resides in voids, longings, memories and separations

I find myself in broken holes, damaged doors ruptures and dry leaves.

Ceiling of binary world is broken; the search itself becomes the end

It’s numb, deep, and empty

   Yet Complete…








Have you ever felt beating of doors inside you?

The wrench, invisible voices, agony felt at every beat

Shackles of locks losing its grip with every beat.





Every moment

Closing, numb…








Cold nights, cold walls

Home deprived of voice and eyes empty with life.

Where to take your wild heart?

Where to reside your chaotic soul?

Where to run away from unprecedented feelings?

That lifeless feeling which often comes disguised as life and you let yourself drown into it all over again.

Searching? Of what?

Broken doors? Closed streets?

Repressed memories? Longings?

Or your own old lost self...





Search (2019)


Beginning of winters and these subtle cold breeze

It reminds of everything which is lost.

The dusk is the reminder of the past cleavages.

The transformation doesn’t reside outside it occurs within every year, when those old breeze blows across the spots of your soul dead long ago.

Flames of burial always burn with a changed form.

Bondage of existence is felt on every leaf, weak and exhausted.

The pale sky is the reminder of the old roads

Shackles felt on dark corners, on that dim light, shivering hands and everywhere.

The wounds get alive again, wretched soul, mounting loneliness, blurred life

Uncertainty builds in silence place devoid of memories, tears, faces and everything

Scream and an abandoned heart…







About the Poet

Ramsha Aveen is a student of Sociology in Jamia Millia Islamia. She writes poetry and prose and has a keen interest in Literature, Art and Philosophy. For her writing is survival and her identity that helps in bearing her pathetic being. She loves spending her time thinking and reading about the absurdity of life and death and the meanings of sufferings, guilt and memories. The writings of Albert Camus, Dostoevsky Kafka and Victor Hugo Tolstoy and the Hindi writer Nirmal Verma has impacted and enlightened her mind heart and soul to a greater extent. Recently her article titled as Rethinking Death through the Lens of COVID-19 is published in the Cafe Dissensus Blog.

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