The Love I Give To Myself
Written by Aayushi Shandilya
Lost in the city hustle,
I walked silently by the lights.
A gentle wind
coming off from the beach caressed me.
It felt like a refreshing drink
I had, not sure how long back.
It’s been long since
I last had a date with myself.
Each day waking up,
dragging my unwilling self out of the bed,
Taking a warm shower,
just to get me through
the cold as dead ambience at my workplace.
I forgot to live,
I’d forgotten to pamper myself.
So, I slacked off today.
and stepped onto the beach.
Leaving my slippers behind,
walked bare foot
over the cold sand in the night.
My foot felt numb
But my heart was warm,
dancing along with my legs and arm.
I sat by the shoreline all night
Watching the moon be at its beautiful best.
I took my jacket off and laid down for a while.
Playing with water,
As it smelt of salt.
I got drenched,
As the waves spurt.
I sat there,
Till the first rays of dawn,
Watching the sun rise from over the horizon.
Hung up on all the sweet moments,
Of the love that I allowed myself that night,
I walked back to my abode,
Happily, forgetting all my plight.