When I try to go right you turn me left. When I say “No”, you cup your ear and feign deafness. When I hold up my hand and say, “Enough!”, you mimic my gesture and words, then burst out laughing. Like a rascally five-year-old. When I swallow my pride and ask you for something, you nod, and then proceed to give me something entirely different. Sometimes I wonder why I still talk to you. True– you are charming. But you are also incredibly infuriating. When I sweep my house you send in a hurricane. When I fall asleep you strike up the marching band. Now I see I have lived this life sitting at the chessboard. Foolishly trying to outwit you. Not realizing that the match is cleverly fixed. In my favor. It has always been your move.
December 10, 2014
December 10th, 2014 at 6:04 pm
saw this coming . . . it’s in your writing. with you, Pavithra. hugs . . .
December 11th, 2014 at 9:18 am
Wow — awesome! Ah!
December 12th, 2014 at 11:17 am
An evolution of détente… mutually assured construction.
December 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Oh, so gorgeous.
February 3rd, 2015 at 12:34 am
:-)))))) Well said (expressed)!
July 13th, 2015 at 2:51 am
Hi Pavithra, this is Shabnam from Calcutta! Loved your writing! Love.