Gentle

If gentle words were
to meet me
in the middle of the sea.
If gentle eyes were
to seek me
in a crowded city.
If gentle was to meet
my rough
rough hands
rough heart
rough tongue
rough words
If gentle did seek me
it scares me that I wouldn’t
even know it.
If gentle words were
to meet me
all my languages would
fall apart in resistence.

-KINNARI
April, 2020