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  • I longed for you
    A version of me
    I once was so sure of
    Yet I wanted to forget
    But there was a wound
    That wouldn’t heal
    And it ached slow and painful
    Was it a loss?
    I couldn’t be sure
    Perhaps it was the tenderness
    That had caused the wound
    Yes, there was sweetness
    To the fragility I felt
    To break into a million pieces
    So that you could jigsaw me back anew
    So that I would be whole again
    As I shattered within
    I lost my confidence
    I lost my sense of direction
    I lost my way of being
    I guarded my vulnerability
    With a new and shining wall
    But the wound
    It just seethed and bubbled beneath
    The pain rising through my soul
    A loss that was indefinable
    Because nothing in the universe can be lost
    It was there somewhere
    Hiding perhaps in the wound itself
    Until I decided, it was time to heal.
    Brooding over the parts
    I didn't like, sulking over
    The losses within my heart
    It was an indulgence
    More than anything else
    Now, is the time to forget the past
    To see with new eyes
    A way ahead into the light.

    Image: Meditation by Apoorva
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