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