the queen of the night is here too
in my backyard
blistering with flowers
along with her fragrance
escapes a whispery song
which goes more or less like this -
"In me is a longing
to bloom beside your river
the water crushing against the rocks
the rocks nestled against each other
the path next to the river
those stone walled cottages
with golden light glistening outwards
and people inside them
with golden light glistening inwards.
Inhaling through their snouts
people intercept my message to you
and keep it in their hearts.
The fragrance dissipates before it reaches you
but in me are tightly knotted memories
that I let loose
when the world goes dark.
In darkness, I like to bloom the best
In darkness, I can be honest
In darkness, my heart is free
to revel in your memory.
I hope my yearning to reach you
will reach you someday
I hope my longing to be with you
will come true one day."
walking away from her
i lose contact with what she sings
but in me trails along a melody
(is it mine or hers this time)
it echoes, "Take me back there, take me back there"