'US' by Priyadarshini MN
I waited in line
To go inside the pub
My friends talking excitedly
All around me.
I yawned, out of boredom,
We do the same thing
Every weekend, we dress pretty
And we go out, visiting nearby pubs
It was then that I saw her, standing
Across the street, looking unsure
She was shorter than me and a little rounder,
But something about her, made me wonder.
She caught me staring at her. I blushed
And looked away. It was our turn to go in.
We entered the hubbub of the pub and I looked behind,
But she had vanished.
The noise hit me, as always, so loud
That my ears throbbed. Immediately
My heart started beating in tune
To the music, and I let myself loose.
After a while, I took a break.
I went to the bar for a drink
And saw her drinking alone.
Curious as a cat, I wanted to know more about her.
I walked up to her and started speaking
She seemed taken aback at first and then wary
It looked like she was wondering what I was up to
I smiled sweetly at her and she blushed
I don’t know what I was doing
But I just wanted to see her smile
I kept flirting with her, when suddenly
A group of people came to her
They started to tease her and she just sat there,
Doing nothing, saying nothing
I wondered why, and I checked her out,
Completely from top to bottom
And it suddenly hit me,
I was curious about her because
She is like me
As soon as I realized this, I leaned over
And kissed her on her lips. I felt her stiffen
She surprised me by kissing me back
My mind went blank and time stood still
After what seemed like an eternity, we broke apart and smiled
I then looked around and saw,
The group of people around us had become
Quiet. I glared at them and they raised their hands and backed away
Face filled with guilt and wonder
I thought to myself “They would never understand”
I looked back at her
No, at him... and thought, smiling
“They would never understand US, for I am a WOMEN in a MAN’s body and she is a MAN in a WOMEN’s body”