A Trip With a Childhood Cousin

by Harshita Das aged 15

We’ve known each other
Since we were children
You’ve shared my brother
Since he crawled from the crib

Grown together
In sporadic bursts of summer vacations
Just like having a little sister
Weekly, monthly, yearly, we’ve met each other

I’ve watched you grow
As I grew myself
We figured out the world
In our own little cocoons

Now, as fledgling butterflies
We’ve a different understanding of reality
Which we can learn from each other

Let another year fly by us

Happy Birthday Tunnu!

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