How much is too much?

Do you shrink yourself to accommodate?

Curving yourself into a flattened ball?

Stretching your instincts in a such a way

That you feel drained,

And there’s not a drop left to pour?


Do you nod compulsively?


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Do you carry the solidified residues of all those moments you weren’t there for yourself?


Is your cup parched dry, with cracks on the rim?


It’s time to generously fill it with whatever you can gather,

Hunt, search and source

And abundantly refill yourself to your heart’s content.

Whatever it takes,

For, how do you continue to pour from an empty cup?


About the Author

Prabha Prakash

Prabha Prakash is a Chartered Accountant, based out of Kerala. Her first collection of poetry, “Lost Monsoon” was published by Writers’ Workshop, Kolkata in 2018. She is the recipient of the Reuel International Prize for read more...

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