Flowers’ fate

Flowers are crushed
Stepped on
A breaking stem
Pressed petals
Petals cut
Dust sweeping up
Covering up
Cold cold wind, your hand
Pulling it up
Death’s blanket

People build walls
A fortress around hearts
Flowers and birds
Keep out

— Tales from a sadistic Universe

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
May 2017

The Universe too has kinks

And you know it
when you realise
even dying isn’t that simple,
it is as complicated as living.

Life is miserably beautiful, and
dear old Universe is sadistic.

What if
when you go
to the dear old home of Death,
it makes you forever stay instead

in a coma,
at the gate?

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
April 3, 2017

Yetzer hara

What do you do
when you realise
the role promised
is one of a background artist?
Such a mischievous director, He is.
Do you think in the end,
you will sit with Him
on a couch,
watch the comedy,
laugh?

— He uses his share of yetzer hara to make friends

Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
September 11, 2016