Amorphous

Which of them is swifter,

the train?

the sun?

or death?

What if I had another answer?

Don’t say it,

thousands have other answers.

Are they all correct?

An answer is never correct.

Are they all wrong?

An answer is never wrong.

Is this philosophy?

This is life.

Which of them is swifter,

the train?

the sun?

or death?

If you are travelling,

It is the train.

If you are thinking,

it is the sun.

If you are writing,

it is death.

Twice or thrice ?

If it is twice it is life.

If it is thrice it is death.

Virtue or vice?

If it is virtue it is a paper.

If it is vice it is a pen.

If both ?

It is, somehow, you.

SOMEhow ?

I’m a whole,

I do not seem “some”.

You’re left with HOW.

How?

The train drives people through long journeys

and my only journey is you.

The sun seduces people,stimulates them to think

and all my thoughts, are you.

And death?

Death is writing , I told you

it engraves ink,

and my ink knows no grave but the paper,

the paper on which,

I write you.

Twice or thrice ?

None of them.

It’s only once.

– Asma Melki

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