Why I haven’t written in so long
you may ask.
I’ve tried, believe me, I’ve tried so many times
and always put the pen back down
in a hurry, leaving the page as empty as before.
Oh, oh how that word pains me! With iron claws it chokes me
and wrings all emotion out of me until I’m
paralyzed. Time is on its side, because it screams at me yet again:
Darling, I wanted to write
to you and about you to capture
my love for you,
the one that makes sights smell and tastes sound,
the one that makes magic and sense.
But instead, all I ever heard was my heart beating frantically
alongside others in the human race.
No matter how hard I tried, I never heard any words that I could give to you.
So for now, take the beat, please,
before that’s taken, too.