My Heart’s Whisper by Maria Fokas
She caresses the strings of her burning thoughts,
Humming her secret in the midst of warm nights.
A note or two off beat of course – but unique in all its beauty.
Like the seasons’ cries, she recounts her worries,
Searching for that one to keep.
She chants the letters of her lover’s name –
A few drops on autumn leaves.
Then with time,
Fragile snowflakes – between the sky and me –
Descending – like expectations owed.
And with the final season,
She reclaims (the right) to love again.
And I ask her, “Why so careless with your heart?”
A golden thread of hope appears –
Between the rhythm of blossomed hues.
She whispers in a voice of truth, “We only live once.”
– A love affair with wings of freedom – has no choice but to fly.