Once I was the new girl
quietly inhabiting my corner
Tongues tied with awkwardness
wrapping me up, producing no comfort.
It took a fair amount of time,
some nice humans and
a good deal of ass kicking and coffee smelling
to be me in front of them.
Then school got over and college got me
starting all over again.
College took a fair bit longer
with relocation , Hindi and whatnot
I had resigned myself to my fate
of becoming the crazy cat lady or
the pigeon lady from Home alone.
All it took was one kind human
to introduce me to her friends
With them I could finally
Stand in the sun.
A big family of friends we became
a noisy bunch , food bonded us
to extraordinary measures
We ate more than we spoke
maybe the only reason restaurants
didn't kick us out!
We handled failures and successes
makeovers and breakdowns
with much elan
and stuck with each other through it all.
Intimidating other individuals with our
we had a ball!
Now the days are vanishing rapidly
and the sun might set on us after all.
The time to restart is looming around the corner
I wish this time that
I can put them in my pockets
and carry them wherever I want!