Now that you have worn all your gold
That dances to the light from the window
And sung your song and read your story
Is your head, now resting on his shoulder?
I was there. Right there, somewhere visible
I told him once, perhaps slightly too aloud
That our fates were fastened together
And then, I told him again, this time quietly.
You banished the chillies out from the curry
And fed him slowly, bite by bite
As he stared into your eyes that mirrored his
And dreamed of the wild ocean at your feet.
You walked, leaving a trail on the sand
He sat, afar, watching with addicted eyes
While you smiled unknowingly, blushing a little
Whispering his name into the seductive breeze.
I tore at my hair and gouged my eyes out
Bared my soul and abandoned my ego
Told him. Begged him. It was only him I could love
But it was never too often and never too surely.
The two of you built a castle without walls
Filled with jewels, children, felines and tureens
You laughed, wept, shared tales and relived moments
And made love in summer without complaining.
I saw it all. I saw it from a distance one can't measure
Cracks had begun to appear on my cursed forehead
I forgot the lines, the maps, the names and time
From your door, I didn't quite know the direction.