Just once

Sending reason on

a much needed vacation

I scramble out of the straitjacket

of expected behaviour

I gingerly unclasp my shyness

and carefully drape it on the chair

the outward calm belies

the turmoil within

the knot in my stomach refusing to budge

I shush the mind

and listen to my heart

ignoring its wild palpitations

straightening my uncooperative spine

I plunge headlong into the crowd

reminding myself this was just one off

I would never crash a wedding again!

47 thoughts on “Just once

  1. your metaphors are exquisite Punam! i like the undressing of oneself, peeling off the unnecessary, folding away the insecurities. you command the words to dance and the obey

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