Saturday, April 13, 2013

So what have you learnt so far

So what have you learnt so far,
Apart from what everyone keeps telling you- 
that you should learn algebra, sit like a lady-
 straightbacked, hands folded,  crossed legged,
 to close your mouth when you chew your food
 and definitely definitely not talk while chewing,
 write in such a way to please the examiner
 and better your handwriting, keep your room clean
 and to organise your wardrobe so that a mountain
 of clothes and miscellaneous objects(probably love
 letters received and hate/apology letters never sent) 
don’t descend on you like an avalanche when you
 open your cupboard, to lock up everything you
 can possible lock(but you can’t conceive why
 anyone would waste their energy stealing
 worthless things that you own),
You have learnt to not kick rocks when  Madgirl
 drives you crazy(with rage ofcourse), to hold on to J
 even when things get difficult and he talks in the way
 that reminds you of departures and makes you cry
 but it still makes sense to hold on because you both 
are worth holding on to, to preserve letters even if
 they are absurd and illegible and never sent because
 you were what you wrote and you are what
 you are writing, to walk as much as possible 
as long as there is no risk of heatstroke or being robbed
 and other horrid things because it makes you feel  healthy
 and less fat and the most engaging conversations can take place, 
you miss home but you dread it and it is something you
 will take a lifetime to figure out but then again these might
 be one of those things which are never fully understood 
and that’s why you obsess over it so much.

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