A lot like coffee

An empty street devoid of any human, and a bitter coffee is enough to remind me of you. How are you? Enjoying solitude? Enjoying indoors? I assumed you lived on attention, but now that I know you’re still hanging in there, I feel proud of you. It’s not a joke that you’ve come this far, otherwise, back in the days, keeping you in the house was like throwing a fish out of water. You behaved as if you would die.

It tastes a little like coffee in the beginning, life in solitude, away from artificiality and all that jazz, but when you develop a taste you get addicted, and when someone offers you sweetness, you sprint away as if you’ve seen a ghost.

But this is only a beginning; there is a long road ahead. The real test will come when you’ve grown comfortable in your own skin, in the delicate fragments of your original thoughts, you’re thrown out in a mindless crowd, and forced to un-believe in your strengths. Let me know if you survive that too. Don’t worry, you’ll know where to find me if you did.

Anyways, I know it’s sizzling summer. Sun is so hot it can evaporate all your arrogance in a flash, but tell me- is it still cold out there? In your heart?

I know you know I might chuckle on this, but what you don’t know is that right after my inadvertent chuckling I take a sip of some more bitterness, to keep myself close to reality, close to you, and look up as heat embraces me like some lonely spirit. Sun is too strong, but ever since I met you, I stopped minding any kind of temperature. Nothing will ever scare me like your cold shoulder.

As hot bitterness twirls and descends in the hollowness of my heart, I look at myself in the mirror. It was nice talking to you, I say.

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– worldabcnews

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Nabeela says:

    Its still cold here in Michigan…. Ha ha…. But I can feel the fire in your post….

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      Glad you got the message.
      By the way, it’s sizzling hot in Mumbai.

  2. chicky1968 says:

    Very nice. I loved it. Stay safe and healthy! 🙂

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      Stay safe Chicky.

  3. Lesley says:

    There are just some people we’re unable to break away from … or maybe we’re afraid to break away from what we’re used to.
    Well written, I enjoyed it.

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      That’s true.
      Thank you liking my post.

  4. Loveforlore says:

    Waow. So it was a monologue.👌👌

  5. Aa'eedah says:

    Damn, I enjoyed reading this so much!

    “I know you know I might chuckle on this,”

    This line came at the right time! 😁

    1. NEKNEERAJ says:

      Glad you noticed that.. Thank you Aa’eedah! I love the sound of your name. ❤

  6. Nice write! Especially enjoyed “sun is so hot it can evaporate all your arrogance in a flash, but tell me- is it still cold out there? In your heart?”

  7. Excellent piece…yes life is bitter in sweetness. Well written and an enjoyable read. Thank you.

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