tagNon-Erotic PoetryLove in a Minor Key

Love in a Minor Key


Negombo. Here, too, the hot
night lies cold
on my pillow, dread,
longing, despair
my constant companions.
You are asleep – even
when awake you won't
listen to the song of the stars
through my ears,
nor look at the night
through my eyes...
your distance
paints frost ferns
on the walls
of my heart. You
call that love.

(Negombo is a town north of Colombo, on the hot Sri Lankan West Coast.)

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