Arrested sovereignty

Drowning in the depths
Of a shallow crowd
Arising empty
Perpetuating a revolt
Against solidarity
Like rediscovering
Different faces of madness
With same old stories
Depressing, it surely is
Like unceasingly cracking
That precious, precious jar
Of your own authenticity
Resulting in a sordid arrest
Of a free sovereign mind
So I guess I’d rather
Wake up with the mountains
Where wisdom never sleeps
And sip coffee while listening
To the birds
Singing with the breeze..



How can something so subtle

Yet can never be unfelt

Contagion, affecting one at time

Slow but delicately enduring

A billion cells and a bit of patience

It’s a bit too late for realizations

What once was a drizzle

Now a flooding outpour

Gradual, wondrous

Like how each note is played

On black and white keys

As if sonatas thoroughly

Confided with the melody

Notes gladly swayed rhythmically

Simple, majestic, elegant

You’ve forgotten how intricate

The piece was- while making

Blown away yet grounded

Taken to another place

However still quite attentive

Unnoticed, because it was

Like the motion of dualities

Upon opposite trajectories

Finally finding synchronicity

Like how the blades of leaves

Gently brush your fingertips

Oh how it calms our being

As if a mighty river hushed

Upon the entrance of a still lake

Like a ship on rough seas

Sailing to seduce the waves

To a calmer surrender

The smell of luscious aroma

Filling your nose

Soothing your head

As if the sun had finally risen

Taking its rightful place in the sky

Ebbing through the tides of the ocean

Glimmering in a picture perfect sunset

A war of colors

A painter’s paradise

An awaiting canvass

A timer signaling

The mellow draw of night

Stars blazing reduced to glimpses

Sparkling sprinkled dust

Oh such beauty

Set in timeless perpetual motion

Entwined in a graceful dance

Of the rising and falling

Oh dearest,

Tender as you may seem

Vulnerable yet beaconing

So subtle

Yet can never be unfelt

Is this

Tranquility at its finest..

By: Audrine Max
Dec. 12, 2015


They say
Darkness encapsulated
The very essence i breathe
Like how a child is kept
In a mother’s womb for survival
It never hit them that-
I am being reborn
Almost drifting
Reaching the surface
An oasis of changes
Cracking open
The civilized conformity
Cemented on
Caterpillar of angst
I’ll bloom before your eyes
Like a flower
Thriving wildly in the spring

Oh yes, i’m lost
Between tunnels of my unseen mind
Though psychosis is
Still blinded by
My firm grasp on reality
I tamper this mask of comfort
For the fantasies to take me away
Conquer the great loss
A depression i have succumbed into
Mystified in this abundance
Of pillars crumbling back
Down to earth
Rebuilding a new world
Abhor the unoriginal thought
Devoid of death
It will never come
Coz i am an energy
I once was created
By the aboriginal books of the ancient
But i believe
What physics had stated at the latter part
I can never be destroyed
My soul floats on this
Experience called humanity

As Earth mandated a rule
Of temporary existence
It’s beautiful
This thing we barely understand
A gift to perpetuate love
And only love
Isn’t it tremendous
To be walking on bare feet
Connecting the only forces that mattered
A never ending cycle
Of dark and light
Ain’t nothing wrong if
I get lost for a lil’ while

Define the emotion
That has been written
And you summoned
Every part of your intellect to understand
We can never arrive
At the same point of conclusion
Coz our journeys
Were never meant to be the same
You have yours
I have mine
But while we are here
Let’s get drunk
In this revolutionized magnificence
Simply put as- LIFE
How dare we,
Choose nothingness
Coz we’re too afraid
To acknowledge
And be eaten by our own darkness
Shouldn’t we be more afraid?
Petrified of threading
A safe passionless flight..