When darkness consumed the forest
It lit up and fluttered like a ray of fireflies;
Eyes couldn’t help but wander in unrest
Is it real or a mirage of lies?
How long can the wings flap,
How long can I see them shine before they take that curve;
Oh those who loved, please tell me how do I define this love?
Like the colors of rainbow painted after the rain
Which misguide a then new-born about the reality of the sky;
It tempts us to erase the possibility of hurt or pain
Sensuously parting its doors to say, “Wont you stop by?”
The sky was awash in blue before I could count the layers
So this is the only span of admiration I deserve?
Oh but why, can someone please tell me how to define this love?
It’s like the lure of the rafting waters
Which can make a man jump off the cliff
All wet, I search for the molecules; but it no longer matters
As I realize, they were gushing forward, while I had stood stiff
I couldn’t have followed the waters even if I wanted to
To jump off the height and swim with a freeze, oh boy I did have the nerve!
Now just tell me this, how do I define this love?
Why wouldn’t I let the wood get transformed to coal
I keep taking off the pieces and extinguishing the fire
It took a long night’s thought and interrogation with the soul
To realize that I was killing my own desire
I cut the woods anyway
and it burned to coal in the heat of the fire stove
Waited long enough, now let me find out how to define this love.