Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Another Month Gone

And so it begins
The beginning of a new end
As second rolls into third
And you become closer to being here
So much to be thankful for
So much to look forward to

728

Monday, February 27, 2017

Self-Care

Dear Tomorrow,

Today I put care for myself before others. It doesn't come easily to me and it takes effort to get past the guilt. But a little self-care goes a long way to have the stamina to care for others.

Love you,
Suparna

727

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Easy Peasy

Such an easy fix
To such a difficult thing
That makes my life,
Being able to see so
Much easier
So easy
Yet not simple

726

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The tickle in my throat

Indeed
There it is
Reminding me
That I never even really had it
So how did I let it go
And when you have to let go
Of all that control
It's freeing
And not even that tickle can
Stifle me

725

Friday, February 24, 2017

Just You and Me

Dear Tomorrow,

Today it was just you and me and I'd say we did quite well! What do you think? I think we make a good team!

I love you,
Suparna

724

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Miracle In Me

Can you hear all the of my fears
And feel all of my hope
As you become my friend
My little tenant
Who I couldn't imagine life without

723

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Your Little Heart

There it is
Or
Here it is, rather
Beating steadily
Four chambers and all
A fighting rhythmic chance
From the start
To at least try and beat
All the way through
And though I want to protect
You from breaking
Or hurting
I know those are inevitable truths
So I'll instead try
To make you strong
Beating
And full

722

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Otherly Away

I am
Wholly
Ready to be whisked
Away
Utterly
Truly
Otherly
Away

Will you come with me?

721

Monday, February 20, 2017

Blue Couch

Your first office
Yours
Just yours
Made yours with so much care,
Thought, and love
That love is visible in every corner
On the whiteboard
With my name in Hindi,
On the pictures that line your shelves
And bulletin board
Or that gigantic white elephant

But it's not just love
That made this sweet office,
It's years of hard work
And incredible perseverance

And here I am left with pride
For you

720

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Funday

When time stands still
In the moments between embraces,
Meals, drinks, and errands,
Or in the memories made
While walking around a store
With an empty stroller,
That's what days, special days like these
Are made of

719

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ties

All of our ties
And all of our bonds
Bring us to new full places
That couldn't be
If it wasn't for you and me

718

Friday, February 17, 2017

Underground Network

20 years of hell
Were celebrated again tonight
With love, compassion, and
Electric energy
I couldn't have asked for a better place to be tonight

717

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beats Per Minute

You beat so fast
And with all I am
I am still boggled
That there are two hearts
Beating inside me
When you have a miracle
Like that
It's hard for my hearts to not race

716

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Calm during high waters

Today tested me
As temperatures rose
And waters were tested
An unknown level-headedness
Drew my outlines
On this familiar sketchpad

And calm was found
Even in high waters

715

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dried out

A dried out day
Left me all dried up
From dryer and drying woes.

Maybe tomorrow will bring a little softness and warmth?

714

Monday, February 13, 2017

Grandparents

A new addition
Makes for a new wave of
Grandparenting
Of cuddles
And diapers
And tears
And sleepless nights
Of walks
And conversations
And through it all
Doing it just right

713

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Naps

As all cats know well
The glory that lies in naps
Was all mine today

712

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Wisdom in Love

When your day is filled
With kindness, self-care, loved ones
And banana splits,
It is a kind one
There is joy in such a day
And there is warmth
Because it is a day filled with love
The kind of love
Built on compassion,
Care,
And community
The kind of love
That breaths
Wisdom

711

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Two Sisters

This may seem like just another ordinary
Tale told, just any story
But don't be fooled so easily
This isn't just any
Old story about two
Very special sisters,
Sure seems like it's about
Me and you
Not quite though
As special as we may be
This story is not about
You and me
But about another sweet trusty pair
Made of two similarly designed
Three and three
To make a complete thirty-three
The beauty of this palindrome
Tailored from three tens
And three ones
Tells the story of not one or two
But decades in the threes
Not an easy feat
To be a lovely thirty-three
With grace, poise, and wisdom
That you embody so perfectly
This shapely number
Born from multiplying experiences and primes
Is not divided easily
But its reversible beauty might
Trick you from left to right
Or maybe it's just a reminder
That 33 needs to be playful
And filled with love and light
So as you begin this new and exciting journey
To new and exciting places
Don't forget to celebrate
Each moment as it is, unfiltered
Happy birthday
My most special sister

710

Thursday, February 9, 2017

With Compassion and Love

My Dear Tomorrow,

I know
I understand
It makes sense theoretically
But I feel unsteady
In my knowledge
In my understanding
Of the theory
On how to bring compassion and love
To a part of my heart that doesn't feel it
Is there more value in teaching you
Love and compassion
Or that some people are not worthy of yours
I worry,
That I will give you some of my own fears
And you will inherit my own weights
Of not being able to forgive
But then, I need to trust
Trust you
Trust those who I have not forgiven
And trust myself
To lead
With compassion and love

I love you,
Suparna

709

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nazariya

My dear sweet Tomorrow,

I've seen the world
Through many lenses,
Many perspectives.
Mine, and beyond.

I've spoken different truths
Depending on my perspective
My vantage point
From where I see the world,
From where I sit,
How the world looks.

I can't wait to see it from yours.
I know you'll have a lot to teach me.
And I'm ready to learn.
From you,
From your nazariya.

I love you,
Mommy

708

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I've got you, baby

Even on days like this
I know I'm not alone
Just knowing you're here with me
And I, with you,
Makes a big difference

I cried
I fretted
I worried
I laughed loudly
I tried to rest
I cared for us

And through it all,
You
Were here with me

I know bringing you in this world
Means you'll need me
And I, you
And that's okay with me
It brings me such joy to share
I've got you, baby

707

Monday, February 6, 2017

Our Bodies - Vessels

This vessel
Like a carrier
Wears thin
With time
Just like a vessel
It needs to be
Tended to
Cared for
Just like a vessel
It needs love
Attention
Diligent care
So it doesn't end up
Forgotten in a box full of
Forgottens

706

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Rest

When life demands
That you slow down
The world pushes every bone in you
To rest.

705

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Letters to Tomorrow ~ I see you

My Dear Sweet Tomorrow,

The last (almost) 5 months have been so full. As I write this, I feel so full with you. I feel whole and still, I can't wait to meet you.

With all my love,
Suparna


704

Friday, February 3, 2017

Times gone by

Summer vacations
Dusshera breaks

Doe, a deer
And ber after ber

Giggling with grandparents
Crossing big roads

Fighting sleep
To get a little more time
Before our next goodbye

Best friend
Oldest comrade

On a new adventure
With new parts of your whole

Many places
Have seen our times gone by

Ahmedabad
Delhi
Bangalore
Bombay
Berkeley

Many more to come
As newness awaits

So much love
Wish I could send

Here I sit though
With love and happiness
For you

703

Wish we were there

So far away
Yet in an attempt to bridge
Such vast distances
We try
All these years
And all these memories
Yet as you make new ones
I wish we were there
To be a part of them

702

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This too shall pass

As in all that was
Yesterday
Today, too
Shall become tomorrow
Only to become the past
Again

701