To Each Corner and Curve
TO EACH CORNER AND CURVE
I want my veins to become a metaphor,
for the roadways and routes in maps.
I want my rucksack to become my closet,
my life’s tidbits scattering in it like organised chaos.
I want my bracelet heavy with charms,
each from a different place.
I want my vocabulary to have different languages,
all of them learnt while hopping from one place to another,
and not from a language learning class.
I want my skin to be the proof,
of my globe trotting,
when I compare the shades of tan
from different Suns of different places.
I want to use the names of places like adjectives,
“this looks so Indian”,
“The decor was like Japan during cherry blossom season!”
I want to be a walking travelogue,
with hundreds of travel stories etched on my lips.
I want to travel,
to each corner and curve of the Earth.
For all the wanderlusts out there!