Dear Baba,

We absolutely loved this heartbreaking spin on our Romance theme written by Shaima E.B We hope you enjoy it as well

As a kid,
you’d tuck me into bed,
tell me stories of jin
Then kiss my head.

***

Into adolescence
you watched me grow.
Handled my hormones;
their ups and lows.

***

Into marriage
you let me go
kissed my cheeks
and watched me go

***

now I tuck my child into bed
tell her stories of jin
Then kiss her head.
I watch her as she sleeps away,
and then I think of you,
And the ways you’d brush my hair.
Except that..
You never tucked me into bed
You never brushed my hair.
It was all in my head.
For you were never there.

Author: Shaima E.B

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