You judge me by what I wear.

I behaved appropriately, cordially and was warm.

But, that does not count.

I didn’t attend your bash last night (#allaboutlastnight)

I was there for you as you cried, a shoulder to lean on.

But that does not count.

Suddenly you were curious about my online purchase that evening.

Even though I crossed paths with you a million times with a smile!

But that does not count.

You were dancing at your wedding like there is no tomorrow.

But deep down inside your heart was shattered into pieces.

But that does not count.

I do not have pictures of us holidaying.

But have shared several moments of laughter.

But that does not count.

I do not have material possessions.

I do have the expertise to be proud of.

But, that does not count.

I do not have a sugar coated tongue.

I do have a heart of gold.

But that does not count.

In this agile, material and superficial world we look at the apparent.

And, we conveniently forget what lies beyond and inside;

Your inner self and my inner self.

Unfortunately, that does not count.