The Adventure Run


I’m not your home and I don’t want you to look up  to me for peace and comfort. I want you to look up to me for adventure and fun. I want us to run on the sands of a beach collecting shells and see who hits a bigger number. I want us to land up in tropical rainforests, build canopies and taste the fruits of wilderness. I want us to run on islands and cook with coconuts under the palms. I want us to hold hands and wander in the narrow streets all day long. I want us to play games like ‘who can gobble most of the marshmallow jelly from the tub’. I want us to get into silly arguments and punch you before we finish, okay I’m a girl but you’re allowed to punch me back. I want you to contribute when I bitch about the people I don’t really like. I want us to meet old people at distant places and love them like our own. I want us to laugh and savor the spices of the world. I want us to have glimpses of the glitter dust and the twinkling stars, not in the sky but in the sea. I want us to run and catch fireflies in a dark & gladsome night. I want us to fly, I want us to flow,  I want us to float. I want us to face the sun and relish the shade. I’m your journey, not your home.
~ Antra Chauhan

It’s not a switch, it’s me


I’m not a switch. I can’t let you have the pleasure of a sporadic On/Off game. Either I borrow the brightest light from the brightest star never to return or I’m absolute darkness, a darkness immersed in the world’s black as its white, a darkness that continues  forever and a day long. This is me. I’m neither hiding any thing more nor showing anything less. If you want someone to play your wingless angel, someone to love you to nonpareil tangents I’m here.   And if you want to satiate your demons seeing someone being on a swing for you then you shouldn’t be here. This is your moment. Think, feel, recall, recollect or go by your instincts and decide. You want me to be there for every fraction of moment or permanently hide?

-Antra Chauhan