I woke up this morning with a mishmash of dreams and a tangle of conversations in my head. Too many late nights and a boundary-less work from home schedule had confused me. Phew. I needed to unload. And then I realized that the National Poetry Writing Month began about a week ago. I know I am late to the party, but who cares about rules? So, here goes my first poem for NaPoWriMo 2020.


Can you be water for today?

So that I can wash my hands with you and have you on me for a few extra moments because hand washing is in vogue right now.

Before this, I would have asked you to be fire because we were setting fire to everything that even smelt a trifle anti-national.

And I would have loved more of you.

In fact, I can entreat you to be the earth, because at this point, it is not being trampled on too much.

And it would be a treat to lie down with you, enveloped in your embrace.

You can be the sky too actually, because it is a bluey nicey shade now, clear enough that I can see you without straining my eyes.

Indeed, in these pandemic days, you can even be a virus.

Because I wouldn’t mind catching you for a change.


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4 Replies to “Can you be water for me?”

  1. Apeksha says: April 27, 2020 at 3:14 am

    Wow… Beautiful!!

    1. aashisha says: June 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks a ton, Apeksha!

  2. https://waterfallmagazine.com/ says: June 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I needed to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you book marked to check out new things
    you post…

    1. aashisha says: June 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! :))

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