In that one moment when I have grasped that broken fragment of heaven
that is your smile
But the beauty of beauty is that it is fleeting, doomed by time
to lay hold of it is to destroy it
And I have asked for the impossible
to have it forever
I have asked for magic
have I been too optimistic?
Perhaps I am naive
to want these fairy tales that I weave
in a world were dreams must be broken
or never dreamt at all.
In a world of ceaseless novelties
I have wanted love that says “I love” and never changes,
a heart that knows what it wants, and never doubts
I have wanted things that I musn’t
perhaps its human nature
to want those things, too fast, too sweet for us
I have wanted to take off this facade,
and let him see me, private, my intimate, my fragile,
fleeting and doomed by time
as I, in my mortal, promise him forever.
he is a more potent form of kryptonite,
eager to destroy the love he helped create
he rubs my cheek with the back of his hand,
‘no babe, not forever’ he says,
“now is all we have’.
And so I wish I could trap this “now”, in an hourglass,
and keep it, at least till death do us part.
How I wish he could love me for me
How I wish I was enough
I know, Ridiculous.