What are Best Friends?

By Nupur Kudapkar

what are best friends 

other than two strangers 

whose souls align with the stars 

as the universe was created 

all those years ago 

whom know everything about one another 

yet never judge 

have homes within each other 

and love the other 

unapologetically with grace 

in fact, you are living proof 

that the universe 

is good and right 

you give me an abundance of aspiration

that tomorrow will be okay 

and life without you? 

it’s meaningless 

because the hours that we spend together 

talking and laughing 

yet effortlessly falling apart 

keep me alive 

thank you for loving me 

– i’ll love you forever and a few days longer