A paradox

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Source: Google Images. Photo not mine.

Was I really the fire that caused you to melt?


Do you know how it feels to be asked the sun

when all you can offer is the splendour of its reflection

placed in a vast, night sky,

together with the incomprehensible wonder of diamonds –

breathing and demised?

 

Do you know how it feels to be asked a rainbow

when all you can offer is the rain that comes before –

the one that contains droplets

which could be of both

glee and poignancy?

 

Do you know how it feels to have the world

that witnesses clarity in darkness,

light in shadows,

and jubilee in melancholy,

But still not be desired?

 

Do you know how it feels, my dear,

to have everything

which, in your eyes,

is

nothing?