AND THEN IT’S YOU AND YOUR EMPTINESS AGAIN

And then it’s you and your emptiness again,

Just the two of you.

No matter how many people visit or knock the realms of your heart,

Nothing stays forever except pain,

Except loneliness.

 

The pale and the pink, the smiles and the wink,

Everything lingers around for a while, everything impermanent.

But the heart still longs for a forever, just once!

 

This heart still hopes to find something permanent,

Something that will never leave, never betray and never be fake.

And then there will be oneness, and a wholeness,

Something will nourish, something  will patch all the edges of this tattered soul.

And give the illusion of sheer brilliance and nothing but a whole!

© Priya Sharma, Author