Pow-er by Bharath Upendra

Four stick figures made from chalk on a green board and the last one is falling upside down
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The world is falling apart. People are moving away and there’s so much chaos inside. Coffee is tasteless this morning, breakfast, bland. Skin tastes saltier, face is drier than ever. How am I gonna live with myself? It’s too cold outside. The place where I stand, everything revolves around this. Sometimes, my head spins along. I’m stuck. I know. I need a miracle and all I got are people. 

And then there you are. With me.

And it’s hard to believe you’re human. 

Maybe staying is a superpower after all.


Bharath Upendra considers himself a regular Joe who unapologetically talks about the usual and obvious. Writing to him is like an uninvited guest who still hasn’t left and to whom he’s gotten used to anyway.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bharath’s words make one think hard and long. What is life without people and the feelings that come with them. There’s always space for the materialistic but the emptiness can’t be filled with it. I think those who are there for us in thick and thin are deserving of the superhero tag. Staying is so much more challenging than leaving.
    Congratulations Bharath!

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  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Sometime it is so much harder to stay than to go. I really enjoyed this piece of writing I found myself inspired to right myself after reading. I loved the ending. Lovely and provocative piece. Big hugs, Joni

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  3. Bravo Barath. I love this piece and the questions posed as nothing makes sense at times. Your end with hope is a delight.. I’m glad you stayed. Congratulations my friend! 💖🌻👏

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  4. haoyando says:

    Yes, the staying power is undervalued. That’s so true.

    Liked by 1 person

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