Forbidden love

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
–Pablo Neruda


How can I catch up on your shadows when

I stay still and you are always running

they keep erasing and burning the bridges

I have drawn in

there is so much distance between us

and the norms keeps

building the walls around us

tightening its grip on us

me and you

breathing in unison

living in our parallel worlds

there is some deep calmness in chasing the shadows

when the truth doesn’t exist in reality

when the relation is clearly defined

and you have to color between the lines


with the quill dipped in the age-old ink

of deep obsidian societal norms

and everything spilling outside the boundaries

is total abomination

Oh! that scarlet thought should

never cross my sinned lips

oh! I should never urge your name

on my cursed lips

women have been burned for less

on the stakes

you see

Oh! I could feel you’re deeply sinking in me

etching your name on my soul

by every passing breath

the breath,

a leash to my mind

is losing its grip by every passing time

oh! I could never be alive

with the borrowed breath of yours

I’m a ghost living in

the surreal reality of mine.

Photo by Velizar Ivanov on Unsplash


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