I am Art- Neeti Nichani

I am Art- Neeti Nichani


I look at my phone through dinner
And after that Because I’m waiting for a text
That I know will never come But that’s the problem with hope
I’m still waiting And in the silence and suspense my mind wanders Maybe that’s all I am
A name on your phone That is not worth replying to
A name on your phone that was a fun conquest a week ago
But now I’m just somebody that you used to know Maybe I’m just another girl who looks at
the stars and wonders if they’re just are as lonely as we are
But maybe to you I’m reduced to what I wore last weekend
Maybe that’s why i’m thinking about what I’ll wear this weekend So I lie awake
Looking for your face in the lonely stars While I tell my secrets to the moon
But my heart doesn’t ache anymore And it’s not because I know that you are
one of many that have been and will be But because I know that I am none of those
things I am my hair
Wild and untameable With each strand I am confident and bold
Because I know that I am beautiful I am the yellow paint on my cheek
Because I fell asleep with a paint brush in my hand again last night And I am the colour of the sun I am my dreams
Because the nights that I can’t sleep I lie awake Thinking about what i will be and what I’ll make of it my hands are stained yellow with photo ink and not with haldi because I- I am an artist
And I sit surrounded with painting knives And I hope that some are sharp enough to carve
my face into your memory Because I am creation
And I am colour I am the girl
Who wants you to love me like how the moon loves the sun
I know she does because she told me I am that girl who can make you feel happy when
you didn’t think that you could be Because I know that sometimes you have to shrug it off and make the best of a situation And I am the hurricane in the middle of summer
And I am the poetry that stings When you read in your mind
Because you can’t say this out loud I am the girl who can empathise
And will always be there to hold your hand And look at the sunset with you
I promise I won’t leave you at sunrise But mostly I’m kind
And I will give a piece of my heart to every single stranger passing by
And watch them carelessly toss it aside But i will believe
That that’s what they need right now I am that girl
Who agrees with Arjun when he sat at a bar in Spain with his closest friends and said
“Sab kuch likha hai” Because I am strength
I learned that from the moon She spends the month looking for her other
half, But ends up completing herself So maybe to you I am that girl who is not
worth replying to And maybe I am that
But I also know that I am so much more.

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