Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

You can’t play with matches, but you can play with hearts.

Nighttime’s longish plain hours.
I stare at the sky but don’t see you. Instead
it is the vastness of blue patterns with glistening silver balls:
on repeat, on repeat, on repeat.
I sit on the grass.

Life for me has been simple,
much like that of stars.
They stand at their place among millions, and shine
bright some days and not-so-bright the rest,
waiting to be wrapped
into the Eternal Blanket at last.
They don’t reach the Moon like I can’t reach You.
I can’t move.

And the desire–only the desire fills me with so much fear I tremble like a sick man
with its fever.
I will embrace a sadder ending, I guess.

I stand.
I walk on the grass and tell you in my heart how I love
the wet, tickling feel of it.
I wish you were here but I wish I would stop wishing that soon.
I need to move on, like we all do.

I never knew where I was heading to until I found myself
stranded and alone.

I have missed your presence on many occasions.

I have known the void–the unfillable void–
and I’ve tried everything in my power to help it.
Only, it just grows.

They tell us not to play with matches.
Why don’t they teach us ways of protecting and surviving instead?
If you can list me horrors of things that could bring harm,
why can’t you freaking save me? Or tell a remedy?

Fire burns, yes. But so do feelings.
Did nobody tell you: you should not incite in others what you have no intention of serving?
That breaking hearts is just as lethal, that being in someone’s tears
just as dangerous as is blissful being in prayers?

Stars disappear every day, seeing life after dark after life
after dark.
You won’t care if I tell you how I do, too.

19 responses

  1. Hearts are defective products.
    They stop working as soon as you get them out of the box.

    You really need to do something about your beloved Maria.
    Have you tried an exorcism?

    July 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  2. O…M…..G….
    Every line, every word was so prefect Twin. You captured this whole feeling so damn perfectly !! Like I don’t know what to say that would do justice to what I just read…wow just wow. I cannot pick one line to be my favorite, each one had a beauty of its own..So so good !!

    July 14, 2015 at 4:11 pm

  3. Loved this!

    July 15, 2015 at 2:29 am

  4. BLOWN AWAY COMPLETELY. Masha Allah.

    July 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm

  5. I’m with you.

    July 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

  6. There feels to be something almost mystic about it. Is it meant to be?

    July 28, 2015 at 1:05 am

    • Yes, for what it means. Thank you for reading.

      July 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      • Then apart from being poetic, your questions are important too – and like all questions they wait for answers. Hope you take them seriously enough. Good luck.

        July 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  7. Brilliant! One read and you’ve got yourself a new follower!!!

    August 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    • Kunal! Thank you so much.🙂 I am so glad you stopped by.

      August 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      • Pleasure, Ria, simply a pleasure! Look forward to your visit…:) TC!

        August 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm

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