Aziz Isa Elkun
If I could pretend tonight
I was stargazing at the winter sky
I was standing alone on the shore
and my lonely shadow followed me
under the glowing moonlight.
Separation makes me homesick
this is human nature
when I seek a remedy for my sadness
the stars twinkle back half closing their eyes
I stand far away from them
but I know my fate lies with the moon
I see the foolishness of the borders we make
when I watch the freedom of the moon’s movement.
Then I see an amazing view
there is a place before my eyes
where everything in nature embraces
all melting into one,
hottest among them is the sun,
it boils, effervescent, and sinks into the dusk.
9th December 2017, London.