Things are dark and bleak?
Because you think you lost someone?
Perhaps your older self?
Glitz and glam surrounded; picture perfect, but
Only smile because you have to?
Only drive by the head, and not the heart?
Only abide by the rules of the road?
The crowd thins out, the noises fade away
The appeasers take a bow;
And it's only you and your thoughts now? Alone?
Flashbacks of happier nights and sunnier days haunt you?
Of different cities?
Of walks by the Thames with warm wine in your hand?
Of lounging on park benches before the city wakes up?
Do you cover your ears when
the graffities scream "Listen to this wall?"
Do you ignore the signs of "rewriting the stars"?
Don't grieve though -
In a parallel world, in a faraway heart,
Nothing changed, and you should
Never forget to love yourself
Never let that workout routine fall off your plate
Never ignore that pledge of eating right and kicking bad habits
Never stop singing wistfully in your raspy soothing voice
Never stop clicking those random Insta shots of bejeweled fingers
Because Life is too short to not wait
Because WHAT IF
Your lost self,
And melts your smitten soul once again?
Farhana Hasan is a corporate leader in Global Aviation, Management Consulting based in the US.