If I were to meet my Sixteen-Year-Old-Next-Life Self
By a plate of gluten-free panettone cake
Next to a 3D-printed Christmas tree
And I had only one gift to give
It would be this—
A piece of advice: Love a Man
Who can close you in his arms
Before the wind blows away your laugh
Like a cloud of dandelions you hang from his glance
Sticky fluff of a smile and wavering of a velvet voice
Curled up in the corner of his lips
Your name is a sonnet he wants to sing
From the top of a skyscraper
King of the concrete jungle
You are his Queen.
A Man who knows world’s only a joke
Whispered by God
To his Goddess’s ear
Just to see her beam.
He collects your tears to plant them on his sheets
Like forget-me-nots they blossom with a kiss
You will never leave, he will never leave
Yet, there’s another trick up his sleeve
A butterfly behind your ear
Did you see it glide? Did you see?
A Man who loves to dance
Trust me on this one
You want a Man who can clasp your heartbeat in his palms
Then push you in a swirl
Make your heart fly
You didn’t even know you could do that
You didn’t know
You’re a bird!
A Man who travels
On the dunes of your lips
On the hills of your hemispheres
He counts his wristbands
He bought you one from everywhere he went
Without even knowing your name yet.
Every scar encodes a story
Every wrinkle carries a promise
Of infinite adventures by his side
Never-ending cocktail of endorphins.
A Man who doesn’t give a fuck
About loving you hygienically
As per the rules of the unisex world of XXI century
He’s not having any of that
A Man who loves you oldfashionedly
The way men loved women for centuries
With flowers in their hands, poems on their lips
Doors behind their backs
So you can step in and make his world a MYSTERY
He wants to keep on solving till he dies.
Let him try.
My Dear Sixteen-Year-Old-Next-Life Self
Love a Man
Who is the answer to every question you will ever ask
Does God exist?
It has to
If It created Him!
A lover, a brother, a friend, and companion
A holder of hands
A kisser of fears
A hugger of bad dreams
Your most precious gift
THAT kind of Man
Merry Christmas to Me.