Do Not Go Gently

I haven’t rested in a while
Frozen in the expression of lassitude
Daunted by thoughts of endless toil
That occupy my solitude

A joyless haze of laissez-faire
Has settled so deep within my sinews
That a fledgling thought of raison d’être  
Sends me hurtling down the icy blues

I now muse in silent interludes
The what-ifs have all but passed me by
And yet, for idle thoughts are idle not, 
A weary passenger can still try

– Akanksha Gupta (poem)

Inertia | A Proof by Contradiction

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The state of being idle
Is ideal in itself
Unreactive to any situation
Unresponsive to any request
Completely inert
And inertly happy within itself

To have not
Awakens a hunger
To have
Awakens more yet
To be oblivious to simply having
Rouses no regrets

To Not to be
Incites a longing
To be
Stirs up a hornet’s nest
Yet being oblivious to the question
Yields no such desire for success

That having said,
A sorrowful success
Beams
Remorselessly at idle beings
For, to have not oscillated
Between any two extremes,
Lulls into a sense of complacency,
Where, all is not what seams to seem –

The seams between experiences
Are not stitched flawlessly,
But are absent
Because they are unnecessary,
After all,
Gaping chasms are inert
And collapse unto themselves
Soundlessly

– Akanksha Gupta

The Beautiful Irony of Changing Constants

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Like a ship

To the land

Is anchored, and

Like an animal

Of the wild

Is leashed

We are waiting

Forever

To be freed

From the constraints

Within

It is the stifling

School of Thought

That has schooled us

Into a way of life

Caged within

A point of view

And we are comfortable

Within its familiarity –

Release us unto

A world unknown

And we’d have no clue

What to do

Or where to

Haul that anchor

And hook it anew

Now it is too late to be unhooked

From the familiarity of being hooked

– Akanksha Gupta (poem only)