Weight of Nostalgia


Label
Nostalgia descends
like the fog shrouding
a mountain top
lending a rosy hue

to baby pictures
ensconced within
the fraying pages
of dog-eared albums

a repository of years
told in the chiselling
of a chubby face
and plump limbs

to reveal
a sparkling mind
a steadfast heart
marching to its own beat

leaving me no task
but to admire
the unique tune
as you dance
out of your teens

How lightly
the label of twenty
rests on you
How heavily it weighs
on me

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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