today marks eleven
years of asking
a cute guy out
and when I look back,
if i could talk to my
younger self,
i wouldn’t stop her
from doing what she did

because no regrets,
what the heck!

because life’s not just
what you do,
but a lot of things
and a lot of people
who happen to you.

which further build
stories and the
cycle continues

but this occurs
on the advent of
not love, or relatable lives,
but by story telling,
and sharing salty eyes

love slides in next
over coffee, music and texts

it all starts with sharing vulnerabilities –
as i like to term – the language of trust.

Marasim / मरासिम / مراسم ~ an Urdu term for connections and relationships