In the shadow of a retreating night,
amidst the spreading red,
orange and the silver of twilight,
I see a surprised sight.
Flushed sky, wet earth, heavens
weeping in joy, singing birds
on dancing tree tops,
perspiring grass blades standing
in naked relief, the intoxicating scent
of sex, hypnotizing, over and around me.
The air, electric, bursts and crackles
over my tired skin, waking me up
from a dream, a deep sigh of release
rises through me; the sun beams coyly,
then yawns, from behind a golden veil,
deprived of sleep he seems,
the day breaks into a graceful smile,
remembering her benevolent lover’s antics.
Oh! it belongs to most beautiful a bride
the virgin who resides in paradise.
Sheathed in the misty light, my world
looks like a gardener’s delight in spring,
crossing over from dark into bright
blushing with a divine energy within.
The stars wink at me one last time
before they wave their goodbyes,
my vision is filled with bleeding colors
as if a rainbow has leaked
into my soul, through my very eyes.
Unable to deny her defeat, darkness
relinquishes her post, takes refuge
in the dream of someone about to sleep,
the nightmares for him will soon begin
for she is an immortal, obstinate disease.
A new born wind holds my face
above the raging sea of tears,
I drift towards life, I breathe,
death is mercy only for the weak.
Somewhere in a faraway land
I hear a reed quiver, then come alive,
it whispers to me the secret of sighs
I hear nothing but realize,
Love has survived another night,
it fills my eyes, my world, my life,
so I smile at the sight that beholds me
I smile at life, all it is and can be,
the will to live is born from a love defined,
under the starlit night, on the wet grass,
as the heavens wept, I laughed.