If someday you & I could get close,
I know exactly where I’d want to take you,
as I fall & watch you get closer,
my heart will swell with the urge to bring you here,
however, I would wait.
wait to see if you’d also gaze with quiet astonishment,
at how vast, how grey, how midnight blue the night looks,
from my terrace
my favourite block of the concrete house,
set aside from the wrinkled sheets & unwashed dishes below.
On evenings after supper, I’m often found plopped on the musty boundary wall,
Staring into the night, my daily repose. Purring, resting, contemplating.
With every sigh, Posing questions to the curving sky above
Hazy with gorgeous grey clouds,
Revealing the twinkle of stars as the wind rightfully sweeps them away.
The breeze makes my skin cold, like glassy slabs. I caress, smiling at how I’d bring you here one day.
You will gaze at the sky in awe,
I will gaze at you with wonder.