Good – Goodbye by Bharath Upendra

A skeletal arm and hand are reaching out from a grave in a graveyard at night as if gesturing goodbye with a full moon in the background sky
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The graveyard I put myself to sleep in is as cosy as ever, without ever having to waste any second missing the sheets you let me sleep on, wrinkling my skin with nightmares of our lives. The silence that echoes in between my ears numbs the pain that courses through my blood. There are moments when I wonder if dreams had stories to tell or songs that muted themselves in anticipation for lyrics that breathe life into them.  I’m eternally grateful to the vacuum we’re adrift in, for it multiplies the distance that separates us, and amplifies the hope of never having to cross each other’s paths again. May the prayers be said and sacrifices be made in the name of our existential bliss; may we live forever, may forever end tonight.


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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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Destiny says:

    Haunting and lovely too🤍

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  2. It’s better to be dead than alive, because the dead can’t dream, and won’t have any nightmares, and won’t be haunted by the ghosts of those, memories.

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  3. Thank you so much 🙂

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  4. haoyando says:

    We are haunted by our imagination and can’t get out of it.

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  5. Terveen Gill says:

    Bharath’s writing takes one deep into the human psyche, expressing what many of us feel but don’t know how to put into words. Realizations matter the most when we mark them as detours in our journeys, accepting that which would be easier to ignore. Alive or dead or hanging in between, let’s hope that each day keeps us reflecting upon the choices that can be made for a different tomorrow.
    Congratulations Bharath!


  6. Always thought provoking Bharath and this one keeps us on our toes. Nicely done! ❣️

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