Forever forlorn the heart if ever tethered to another
Forever shrinking with no release of blood
For it , earthly love , needs
crawling to seek survival
Farewell my full-fledged bird;
It is this way I remember you, love!
Let my spirit sourly sorrow it over
Let it bemoan and sob for the distance between us
Love, why unwilling to accept my helping hand!
When the insentient have kept hiding you as a scar ashamed of
Like I ever blame you for the wounds your beak has caused me
To bleed within the hard-hearted, hard-bitten in me just like you have become
You and I have always been the same as one, never twain
No blistering earth or sky could ever dare sever the sole piece of soul we embody
Until the frost comes between us to separate me from myself; from you
To release me from the spell of kneeling for you, love!
For the sake of the new tasteless
Unbearable life you bid
The newly born passion, that is frozen, you used to add to every act of wisdom
To every begotten unpleasant truth you have it devoid of the ugly
And seek from it sheer and glittering youth ..
Photo credit: Zied Nsir (Kairouan, Tunisia)