What IS it that we share?
Much beyond thai curry
and a tendency to hurry,
won’t you agree?
Is it just kindergarten capers,
my tears and your cheers?
Or the adolescent years-
fifteen year old wonders and acned fears?
How about shame over our uniform-
stuffy tunic and dowdy skirt,
passive plaits and bows to bind the basket?
Or is it ice candy and chats after school,
sitting on benches askew, sharing
slanted thoughts, stolen glances
and timid desires?
Do you still hear us
whispering over the phone,
laments about tests and fixed fences
designed to discourage feet dangling over the ledge
and skirts caught and torn
on the very same spot
over the same strict fence?
Are we still riding fancies unreal,
flights from our small small town in search of fun?
Here’s to us,
to thoughts- bizarre and beautiful,
to moments- multiple and massive,
missives too, to complete the package.
And here’s to more of the same, sprightly,
stained and yet superb spins,
with you at the wheel
and me, dizzying delightedly.
p.s: V, Neba, S, H, A- you might recognize some moments 🙂