An Island of Empathy

To be a lighthouse in an endless twilight

Published in
Aug 1, 2021


Original Illustration by Author ( Arundhati Thakur )

you — a refugee of whatever plagued harmony
assembling your ruins as you crumble,
devoid of a stable ground and the comfort of company,
crashed and wrecked a thousand times before,
finally washed ashore, take this body whole
dust the decaying debris off your skin and
cling to my flesh as this ethical crisis clings to me —…



I write because i’m aware of the power words have. I use mine to tell stories, occasionally rant on social issues and turn my life and self into poetry.