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Monday, August 07, 2006


My mouth tastes of overslept. The faint sound of the gently falling rain slips inside from the cracks under the doors and windows. A bird seeks refuge in the bathroom exhaust fan and chirps now and then. Benadryl-induced sleep and valium-induced calm. My mind is blank, empty. On a corner of the pillow-case, a memory struggles to die.

When my eyelids touch they create a horizontal line of fire across my eyes. Ammi strokes my wrist and says something. I can’t hear her; there is a cloud in my head. The world is muffled, shapes and sounds are indistinct. Life meets my perception filtered. Somewhere far, far away, time is passing.


Blogger saphiya said...

coming from you, that comment turned me into a happy, giddy girl! i've heard about you from our mutual acquaintances - and pssst, i've been lurking here too. love your writing and can relate to it too! :) thank you soo much for the comment - really made my day! yes, i'm working on getting into some good liberal arts college in the US, let's see if it works out. you must be a fresh graduate or a soon to be one? :)

12:26 AM  
Blogger insiya said...

aray- aap dono nay dostee kartay hee flattering shuroo kar dee!


9:37 AM  
Anonymous mina said...

islamabad aana hi hoga.. ;)

9:57 AM  
Blogger mercury said...

Saphiya, I graduated last year, I was in a three year B.Sc Honours program. Good luck with the college hunt/admission wait etc!

Mutual acquaintance a.k.a Insi, you'd better have said nice stuff acha! (and it isn't flattery - I like her writing, I really do! It sends me back in time every time I read. In a very nice way.)

Mina, a visit will be the cause of much joy :) I have heard many good things about you. And Insiya, Khizzy and Blue have proved to me that fellow bloggers are insaans well worth meeting :)

10:38 AM  
Blogger Khizzy said...

"and Insiya, Khizzy and Blue have proved to me that fellow bloggers are insaans well worth meeting :)"


2:04 PM  
Blogger cheesoo said...

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1:37 AM  
Anonymous mina said...

weely? kiss se? :)

9:33 AM  
Blogger insiya said...

jee jee- hum achay log hain. bohat achay. now kiss me and i'd turn into a jhonny depp! :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger insiya said...

please delete the 'a' before jhonny. subha subha typo. not good. not good. :s

10:08 AM  
Blogger insiya said...

hahahahhaa- now slap me real hard. 'johnny' kee spelling ghalat likh dee hai.

:( -chamaaat maar day mujhay koi! i be too sleepy this morning. :(

10:10 AM  
Blogger mercury said...

To the author of the removed comment: Please don't, you have absolutely NO idea how very *present* you are.

Mina, I emailed you on the address on your blog once. Itni thand?

Everyone, Insi lies. I kissed her and she didn't turn into Johnny Depp at all.

10:18 AM  
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Anonymous mina said...

haw azka sorryyy i hardly ever umeed that anyone'll send me proper mail there so i rarely check it hehehe *am doing it as i type*

12:14 AM  
Anonymous mina said...

and you on my MSN nohow!!!! hmm come online haha

12:16 AM  
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