To Alfred, the best thing in my lifetime of good things.
The room is aglow with the light of a thousand suns,
But I do not see.
I ebb and flow and ebb and flow.
We all fall into the rhythm of the mundane
The air is pungent with the richest fragrance
But I do not notice
I soldier and I soldier on
We are all slaves to the ticking clock
The ground glisters with the gold of our dreams
But I do not understand
I tangle and untangle
Words on paper, numbers on paper
Our hearts throb with the purest love there is
But I do not feel
We are all unfeeling prisoners of flesh
Only when my cold heart
is touched with a paw of innocence
Do i give it a passing glance.
And there you stand
amidst the gold and lavender and blood
panting, drooling, leaping in the air.
You nestle your head
in the very depths of my soul
You nap in the lap of our affection
Only when we have you
do we have love.
~ Adrija Dutta