Was it ignorant or just carefree of me to not notice
The permanence of the creases on my father’s forehead until today?
Was it selfish or just powerless of me to let
My brother fall deeper and deeper into the abyss of obscurity?
Was it unkind or completely narcissistic of me to misconstrue
My mother’s silent pleas for some support as anger-fueled outbursts?
Have I failed at life so miserably that I couldn’t even
Be an unswerving shroud of respite for my family?
– Rubani Kaur
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