How long will you give me the lie?
Is it going to get better?
You told me to live every moment
And yet you steal it away from me
Whenever I’m thinking about you.
If this is what it takes
Then I don’t want to be happy
If it comes at a price.
If you have to pay for other parts separately.
You can keep it,
I rather be alone and miserable
Than make another soul bear my existence.
This ransom of affairs,
My body betrays me as it reaches out
“You can’t fight nature.”
And with you
When do you plan on torturing me?
Tentacles laced with spiny roses
My heart has grown in an isolation tank.
It can only imagine possibilities
But it is familiar with the dark
Well-versed with the blackness of the universe.
It will evolve
My heart doesn’t need a body anymore
It just forgets from time to time.
(C) A.R. Minhas