Farewell, dear friend,
You are my lover and my beloved
I take your leave, I must go
But I leave here with you, all of my soul
And take with me a piece of your heart,
the one I stole
On dreamless nights I stayed awake,
And in your dreams I slept in peace
Warm breath, lashes of a child
half of a smile, I was beguiled
Did fairies hide behind your lids?
Do you remember the beach?
Warm water and cool sand
Roasted corn, one for each
My palms pale, and your’s tanned
We watched the sun set
The bells of my anklets
The clink of my bangles
Wax poetry and sing the songs
Of where my heart belongs
In their tinkles, I cherish
Many memories, an impossible wish
Thank you, for the all the love
The friendship, the warmth
For evenings I spent, pirouetting in joy
And as we part, I wish you well
Forgive me ?
In another life, we might retell
Where the sun eclipsed,
I kissed your lips,
And then the world was bright again.
Note to Dad: Don’t read too much into this, please? Just a poem. And don’t cry.