Art work by Emily Kray (https://emilykray.com/)
I am a contradiction
Of my own thoughts
Fueling my insecurities one second,
Calming my broken breaths, the other.
In awe of the pouring sky one day,
Sitting hours by the window
Frustrated with the humidity
And wet grounds, the other.
Sipping on my hot coffee one evening
Cherishing the warmth,
Going cold on the iced-tea
And myself, the other.
Wanting an ethereal love story one day,
Refusing to initiate conversations,the other
Loving you so hard one moment
Hating you to my very core, the other.
Going berserk with my life choices one minute,
Planning my uncertain ten years, the other.
Not wanting to settle
In the blacks and whites
Of the predefined world
Exploiting my greys,
Carving a whole different story
Eliminating fear, self-pity and you.
Giving up on my ammunitions
Surrendering to the blasting noises
Of the methodical society
No room for my distorted views
No room for change.
Shikha Sharma is a poet and writer based in India.
Read her other poem published on our site - https://www.allearsindia.com/post/checklists
Follow her on Instagram - @oh.womaniyaa
Read other published work: https://www.allearsindia.com/weekly-publications
Edited by: Suhana Simran (https://www.instagram.com/suhana_simran/)