[ poem  ]

Years ago,
when I decided to leave home
and try out the rest of the world,
I feared.

“It’s alright”,
I wish I have had said then,
to that amateur voyager.

The concept of time, age, and space—
together, wrapped up my curiosity
with fragility and emotions.

I learned to live with this fear;
a repercussion of stepping out
from “home”-familiarity, and being there -
where you find a friend in yourself,