YOU’LL GET CLARITY BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU WANT
A film debates:
Should you be with the one whose love you receive
Or be with the one you love
(Given that there’s some semblance of love on both sides)
The debate seems endless.
What does become clear:
You’ll often walk away from what loves you
And hang on for dear life to what you love.
You’ll defend to death your choices
And be mulish in ignoring what chooses you.
To dream of falling into an endless abyss,
To wake up at the edge of the cliff,
To be grateful for safety,
To be saved from knowing
What it is
To take a leap
Into the great unknown.
The smiling faces you envy,
They’re on duty,
Working every minute
To create happiness.
THE FINE PRINT
Whisper*, it gives you wings.
Just not wingspan enough
To cut across a temple courtyard**
And sometimes, a kitchen threshold.
* A sanitary napkin brand.
**In some areas in India, taboos associated with menstruation bar women on their period from entering many places at home and outside.
Ankita Anand’s writing has travelled through India, Pakistan, Singapore, Ireland, the US and the UK. She also facilitates writing workshops, and has been a runner-up in the creative writing and Hindi writing categories in the Orange Flower Awards, India, for digital writing.
An archive of her publications can be found here: anandankita.blogspot.in