You never understood why I love the night like I do
Maybe you never thought about things I love –
Only what I could and couldn’t do.
And the nights were definitely dangerous,
You had decided.
Soon, I started avoiding shadows for you.
Now I discover myself again in inky skies
The stars kiss parts of me you never saw
And I smile, because I can never explain
The allure of obscurity to one who glows
Under the gaze of the sun.
I, who wait hungrily for sunsets,
How could I have dared to love
The prodigy of the sun?
I, who am wrapped in darkness,
How could I have thirsted
For your burning touch?
Tonight, a cool wind
Strokes my bare arms
My burns are fading now,
But I wonder, if you still shiver
In places I touched with my cold hands,
If you still secretly yearn for shadows
And long to return to the cave of my embrace.