Her parents say that she was born talking.
Then she discovered writing
English grammar compositions
Stories and poetry
Letters and emails
Chats and instant messaging
SMSes, orkut scraps
Resumes and reports
Then she stumbled onto blogging
And anonymous posting
Even editing and deleting
And much later, private publishing
But silence is yet to be learnt.
Paper rustling, excitement tinged with apprehension
Glittering, blinding.. sheer intoxication
I can’t accept this, it’s too expensive!
So what? It’s just money.
Too much of it!
It doesn’t matter, there’s plenty.
When it is about something else,
that matters more,
even if there’s very little of it,
I’ll be delighted to accept.
When we kiss, do you close your eyes?
Or are you looking over my shoulder to see if someone better comes along?
I keep my eyes open,
checking if you close your eyes!
How come you don’t trust me?
Because you don’t trust me.
How do you figure that?
Because you ask too many questions!
The room has a view. An expensive view.
Take a walk in the mud. Stay out in the rain so long that you never feel clean and dry again. When you return, you won’t need to stand at the window to see the view.
Too late, I already paid the rent.
For Shreyasi, who understands what I don’t say as well. And for the person this conversation happened with.
How are things?
You know…are you dating anybody? I haven’t heard you talk about any women.
I haven’t liked any women.
Turn left here, it’s around the corner. What were you saying?
It wasn’t nothing. Tell all!
I said, I haven’t liked any woman.
I am there if you ever need to talk. And remember, I can keep a secret!
She smiled a warm goodbye thinking,
Yes, I would trust you if I had a secret
In fact I almost wish I had one right now,
Just so I could share it with you
What an appropriate welcome gift!
Presumption and Ego came to me.
I’ll make you happy!
I’ll make you sad!
I shrugged and said,
As you please
She only made me laugh
He just made me cry
Disappointed, I didn’t pay my fare
The failed act faded
I was left holding the used ticket to the show.