for Lucille and Rahul
From across two countries, across the room, from “might happen someday” to “happening soon”, from easy beginnings to where we are now, I hear you call, and I answer somehow.
From the shadowed valley to the top of the hill, from “maybe we should” to “yes, we will”, through it all, I think that you knew: I hear you call, and I call back to you.
From letters that are written to letters that are read; from words that are thought to words that are said. From things that have ended to things just begun, I hear you call, and you know that I come.
From the sometimes cruel world to the sometimes cruel heart; from the sometimes cruel endings to a brand new start. Across the worlds, both old and new, I hear you call, and I call back to you.