Little did I know...

It always starts with the
new place, new space,
newer people...

Followed by
'trying to be friendly' faces...
unwarranted queries
and unwanted chats

There were times
I wished
I would be left alone
in my own world
with my own stories.

Little did I know
Soon, it will all look familiar.
An ease that was old,
and felt like home.

New chapters added
and old cherished. New people added
Some left, some still come and go.

Little did I know,
Things I hated and cribbed about
were slowly becoming me,
or were always there
a part of me...