We are lying together, entwined As you tell me about that one time You fell in love with an explorer.
You tell me about how you both lay side by side, And with eyes wide, she pointed out to you her favorite constellations As you marked your favorite constellations of freckles On the wide expanse of her skin.
You tell me about the mountains you have traversed together; You tell me your relationship was an uphill battle every step of the way- But with hope for the future, You endured.
And then one day, She got tired of the constant uphill battle. She got tired of waiting for shooting stars; She got tired of you.
From then on, your heart was filled with hatred for adrenaline junkies and explorers.
But love, You, yourself, are an explorer With huge hopes and dreams And your heart on your sleeve.
I can see it in the way your eyes sparkle Whenever there is a hint of adventure; In the way you give your heart out freely, Wishing that one of the places you yearn to settle down in Accepts you with open arms.
(I still pray for the day When you'll wish to settle here.
But for the time being, I shall patiently wait for your arrival.)