How (not) To Fall In Love

by Hansini

Step into love the same way you would 

start exploring the sea, walk into it

with bashful toes, the salt and the sand 

will wash away the inhibitions that

line your soul;

keep walking till the salty air loses contact

with your body and the warm waves

crash against your beauty and your flaws;

when you first feel the water touch your chin,

dont run away from it, walk, slowly,

this is how the tides will build up on you,

and remember, you might have to crawl across 

that seabed or walk

tiptoed on it or even fly above 

it’s waters once in a while,

but promise me, you won’t ever

fall headfirst into it.