A facade may be all that you see of me
The laughter beneath that smile
the suppressed exuberance..
The plea beneath the apology
the subdued prayers..
I exist nevertheless
And now I have discovered
a winter that was warm and sunny
a year that seemed like a lifetime
what it feels like to walk in a dream-like haze
how we all are adorable packages of mistakes, slightly creased and hugely precious
how it’s like to finally be able to fall in love with myself
For even though our stories, yours and mine, may diverge to enter new and more exciting chapters
our chapter will lie in my heart undisturbed,
encased in mellow stardust