The Sun Said

Sunset
Sunset
Kiss her for me

 

…and the sun said:

‘I’m here and I will always be here for you.
You can rely on me to start and end your day with.
You don’t have to always look at me or pay me attention,
but I am here for you.
When you’re ready,
just look far and away and you shall see me
setting and rising and I toss colors up in the sky,
celebrating life with you.’ –

In re: Gibran on Love

twilight
i submit myself to love’s threshing floor
and i am yours to knead as you please
i bleed willingly and joyfully for you
and i wake at dawn everyday
feeling the misery of being without you
but i give thanks for another day
of being able to love you
in the middle of the day i pause
and think of you
and meditate on your love’s ecstasy
when i lay down to sleep
it is your name that I silently whisper into the night
you are my heart

Have I loved Enough? Part 2

I didn’t explain this before I posted the first story. I am writing these stories as a literary exercise but also in response to a discussion I am having with some good friends on facebook. I will post separately, how this discussion and how the tree metaphor, briefly alluded to, came about. I hope it all makes sense in the end.

The setting of this story: Los Angeles, CA – the ’80s.

I met him on the day I graduated from high school. I was 18. A friend brought him to my graduation party. He had just arrived from the Philippines, probably a mere month or so. He didn’t immediately capture my attention (they never do) but he started hanging out with me and my friends going dancing, partying and whatever else young people do at that time. After a few months of going out with the group, we started doing things on our own. We started out as friends and love crept in slowly, none of the earth shattering love at first sight event happened. We almost didn’t know it was happening because we were busy being friends.

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