Because the steady drops have no water
To quench this aching fire
I prefer to be without.
Because they have always held it against me
This weakness for you
I prefer to be distant.
Because the space between us is happy
No matter what the earth does to the sea
I prefer to wait.
Because no one can whip and destroy
Stretches of love that winds blow
I prefer to pray.
(Published in Ranu’s first collection Across the Divide, 2006)
Ref -whispers in the wind