Friday, April 19, 2013

I Do Not Love You

i do not love you
for what you can give me
is little.

i
you cannot give me wealth
for your riches have been
pillaged
plundered
and you are left a pauper in robes.

ii
you cannot give me peace
for a sharp sword
curved, in a wave-like pattern
slashes
strikes
destroys what love
my siblings have for me
and i for them.

iii
you cannot give me justice
for your scales are tilted
willfully
weighing down
yes, weighing down oppressively
against a backdrop of blue gloom.

i do not love you
for what you can give me -
for what you can give me is little.
but it is not to say that
i don't love you.

i do.

i love you for who you are.

land of the lah, land of the sambal, land of the durian.

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