They all lived together

Separated by the walls

In a honeycomb fashion

Like little insignificant bees

Flying out every day

To search the nectars for their life.

They all needed a companion;

The old Sicilian man

Who met his love

After 70 years of his life,

And broke up when she died

6 months later.

The boy of fourteen

Who is confused,

And the girl next door

Talks of the ceiling and home.

The young boy who

Tries to be mature;

The young lady who

Misses her life.

The lady driver who drives

For the old,

And meets her man

Down at the shoe store.

Just like that.


Surabhi Gupta