It has been long
since I came out
of my house, as today,
at this hour of the day.
I saw a girl
on the metro station
as I was heading towards the metro.
I smiled and muttered, “Bless you, bro.”
I saw her juggling
through her bag to find her card.
I became reminiscent of the time
when I used to do the same in the past.
She reminded me of the younger self
that I was two years ago—
juggling to adjust somehow in college
and trying to understand the routes of the metro.
I think everything nowadays—
people, places and events—
are reminding me in some or other way
of some aspect(s) of my younger self.
I think I want to live her
but I won’t do that
because she has learnt her lessons of wisdom
to prepare me for what I am
and what I will become ahead.