I stopped by that place
we met years ago for one night
I saw the steps and the cafe
we used to sit, passing the time
until sunrise. But today’s light
made the sights look different.
Alone, I remember your warm hands
as I walked the cobbled streets
Your emotional marble in your head
was so big back then. What happened?
It’s now the Year of the Rat.
You got another woman pregnant
and you must marry her, even though
she doesn’t make your soul sing.
The light has changed everything
but I still feel the same,
a star lost in orbit, searching for a harbor
even if love or the light disappears.