You were my Facebook timeline, and the giggles my driver disliked when he drove me to school. You were the reason behind my fail attempt at making tea, and behind my terrible fall on the stairs. You were the reason my parents scolded me at 7 pm on a Tuesday night, I was the reason yours did, we were each other’s reason for laughing together the very next afternoon in your car, drinking beverages from McDonald’s because we couldn’t afford Starbucks anymore.
I remember our last night when the dogs barged in and we ran shouting. We were 18 and oh so cool. Lying on the grass that was freshly washed, you claimed, “Life is a miracle”, and I laughed at how cliché that sounded.
“Don’t leave” You stated, attentively watching the dark sky. That’s when I looked at you and replied, “Visit me when I do.” You smiled and swore you would, but you never did.
– Rimsha Qazi