What We Carry

I wish we had no past. That this first meeting was also our first everything — first kiss, first run for shelter in the rain, first conversation with anyone outside of each other, first breath, first hurt.

Instead, we have to sit here, weighing how much of our history to expose the other to, not knowing which bits are too poisoned to have served.

Sami Shah is a writer and comedian. His latest novel “Fire Boy” is out now. You can find information on his other works, and upcoming live shows at www.samishah.com.