Poems

Should I believe?

Should I believe?

Should I believe everything happens for a reason?

Should I believe in Destiny?

Should I believe you are here for a reason?

Should I believe you sigh when you hear from me?

Should I believe when you close your eyes you see me?

Should I believe you think, if only?

Should I believe you are so many unsaid thoughts?

Should I believe you are so many feelings?

Should I believe you smile to yourself?

Should I believe you have a secret?
Should I believe I could be your secret?

Should I believe I make a difference?

Should I believe you hear music?
Should I believe I could be your music?

Should I believe you have dreams?
Should I believe I could be your dream?

Should I believe that silences have meanings?
Should I believe I could be your silence?

Should I believe there is no beginning?
Should I believe there is no end?

Should I believe it is right for me to believe?

Should I believe that love is what I believe?

-Arsee.

Poems

Breathless in the mind

Breathless in the mind
Running,
chasing,
What I want
An arms length away,
There, I see it,
I run to it
I am breathless in the mind

A pause
Gasping and doubled over
Eyes rise from a spinning ground,
There, I see it
Just an arms length away
Standing there breathless in my mind

Another run will make it
Another pause will have it
Happiness, I see it
Shimmering in the yellow horizon
One more burst
One more thrust
Lunging forward
Breathless in my mind

Runs and pauses
Reach where I saw it
It was there I saw it
Barren and scorched
By my wants and needs
Happiness has moved
A little more to the east
Under the yellow horizon
There it lies
One more chance to find
I begin over
Breathless in the mind

-Arsee.

Poems

Spotlight

Sleep less
But dream harder
Hate less
But fight harder
You are not owed
It’s not your right
Place for just one
In the spotlight

Not abusive
But scream harder
Not jostling
But dance harder
If not your day
It will be your night
Place for just one
In the spotlight

Not betrayal
But compete harder
Not greedy
But grab harder
Hiding behind goodness
Don’t lose sight
Place for just one
In the spotlight

-Arsee.