JUST TELL ME WHY

Written by SONALI RAY

When the tired sun retires
and the bright pearl
isn't around the corner.
When the stars merrily
scour the dark meadow
when in darkness
I can see your shadow.
When the blooms wait
for the gold to rise
when nightingale sings,
owls hoot the song of the wise.
When the wilted petals have
forgotten their fragrance
but in my veins, why do I feel
your essence

When the doors and windows
remain latched
why do I hear
that known footstep?
When the weary breeze
rests of a while
my ears catch
your friendly whistle.
When the darkness has
consumed every inch of my heart
why do I still fear losing you,
tell me, my familiar stranger?
When the soul is raging
like a turbulent sea
why do I still fantasize, someday,
You and I will again become We?

© 10/2021

JUST TELL ME WHY