My lips feel like butter to my own salty fingertips. My hair falls like featherweight across my open shoulders. I like the way my hands curve when I walk, arms swaying loose at my side. I like the soft thud my sneakers make as they bump against new found pavement I've never tread. For me, there is no better feeling than sun glazing my cheekbones; warm and decadent. I feel the curvature of my closed lids, and the stillness of my breathing body. I can stop time in a waking moment like this. This nothingness in the air around me is full and cavernous. I breathe life as it is - boundless and unafraid. I am tolerant of the waves and wind and whiz of strangers around me, but here in this now-ness I am intimately free; endlessly beautiful; blissfully me.

Crossing the Line

Mundanity will be the death of me.

It seeps like a venom into my veins, slowing my heart beat and numbing my senses. I’m tired of the context, the excuses and the waiting. In a world of habitual repetitive acts, I dare you to put things out of order. Cast light on to muddy shadows.  Cross the line and say what you know they’re all thinking. It is a rebellious act to honor yourself in a world that profits from your self-doubt. Sharpen your dull tongue and exercise your vision for truth. Dream fast and live honestly.


I struggled with the concept of freedom and sought answers in devilish hands and smiles that leered. The world was loud, harsh and fast and I was enticed by its painful traps and complications.
poetry annisha lashand


Somewhere in the darkness, the mud and the noise I drifted.

Lost, I found myself in a cavernous place that echoed with a silence so full I felt satiated.  Droplets of water leapt gleefully on to cool, wet rocks; rugged and misshapen. A playground of shadows, mounts and crests containing the energy and history of a thousand years, there was a vibration in this place that felt nostalgic. The cool damp air wrapped around me like a mother’s arms, the moon soothed me with her reverent humming glow. Lost and incomplete, by the light of glittering stars I danced and let my feet fall away.