A poem on the ups and downs of growing up, and the unraveling of reality through time.
Tag: growing up
The Giant and the Dwarf
A poem on the relationship between a parent and a child as they familiarise themselves with each other's similar, yet distinct worlds.
The Human Experiment: Convoluted Thoughts on Growing Up Too Late
On the anxieties of growing up in a traumatic household and the effects it has on one's psyche.
A poem dedicated to my nephew, who was born in a pandemic year, about how I think he will grow up.
Parts of a Whole: All the Places I Have Ever Lived
The importance of learning from one's experiences.
A Letter to Five-Year-Old Me
You are a fighter. That, my dear, will keep you going.
Tell Us About Yourself
'I don’t know where to start.'
The Secret of the Gol Roti
A poem on young girl growing up to discover the patriarchal connotations of marriage.
God, Religion and Chicken Curry: Questions From My 8-Year-Old During Lockdown
Over the past few weeks, she has asked me about life, death, god, online classes vs. classroom teaching, meat dishes vs. vegetarian dishes, among other things.