Sunday, March 11, 2012

Had I loved You Just A Little Less

Inspired by Ruttie Jinnah's last letter to Muhammad Ali Jinnah:

Had I loved you just a little less

I would have remained with you

With the night gone, there was so much

That was taken away -

The quiver of the dark through the brief candle

The reticent silence between the moist words

The familiar scatter of the dust under the shoes...

The musk had grown faint

I had stared for far too long

There were no more shadows to chase

When the twilight drew a strange silhouette

And not much was left

I saw my fugitive dreams become you