Photos: Sheela Mehrotra

"...Let’s make Paris our neighborhood

And have coffee in the rain

Spend lazy afternoons dancing in our tiny apartment

Listening to La Vie en Rose on crackly vinyl

We can take dinner to the roof

And drink champagne in the tub

I can wrap my arms around you while you cook

And set the table with newspaper placemats and vintage cutlery

A touch of sophistication being the centerpiece rose in an empty wine bottle

Let’s lay on the couch and read from the same book

Make love into the late hours of the night

And wake up every morning as intertwined as tree roots

In the city that sees love like no other

And whose people are themselves

love poems."

— d.c.