I felt everything disappear,
it felt like taking in air for the first time.
It felt like my soul was trapped and after our first kiss, I could breathe for the first time in my life.
We could not occupy the same space without our eyes exchanging stares, without our bodies chasing one another’s heat.
We were each other’s home, a safe place after lifetimes of broken hearts.
When we said, “I’m meant to be yours”, we meant it in the literal sense; as if we were reincarnations that finally got it right.
We loved like our lives depended on it and each day was our last to live.
Jade Novelist © 2020 #Tumaini
— Extracted from Tumaini written by Jade Novelist, available for pre-order on Amazon.