3 weeks ago
I have come here to apologise,
I have spent so much time in the laboratory,
Trying to understand time.
To only forget how time flies and how it doesn't stay with us,
Taking away people with it.
I lead my life questioning popular beliefs and looking for proofs.
Hence I believe there might be a flickering chance that you might stay,
Even though I couldn’t give you the time you asked for.
Time is funny for it can be sad and happy at the same time.
I lost myself in figuring out equations solving it,
Looking for variables that could stay constant.
Every time I failed, every time I went blank,
Your face flashed in front of my eyes,
The sweet scent of your smile lingering in the air around.
And I moved closer to the solution,
It all made sense slowly.
Every time I failed you,
I hope it brought me closer to you like you became to me.
When I was studying the stars,
It never seemed like I was away from you.
You asked me once " What do you see in the dots?"
I see you.
They tug at my heartstrings like you.
When I join them up to look at constellations,
They form an outline of your face,
Like the sketch of yours, you wanted on your birthday,
Which I never gave you.
I was busy watching them twinkle through the telescope.
I am not as good with metaphors, as I am with numbers,
Cause I find it easier to express in numbers rather than through words.
But I hope you understand when I say,
And I promise that the stars,
They have your eyes.
Maybe that's why I was too lost in them to remember the date.
Now that you've asked me to leave,
I now understand what people meant,
When they said love was not easy,
But they never said it was this hard.
It's intriguing how the stars can be so near,
How a few light-years away could be a lot less,
Through telescopes and equations.
But you and me?
A few metres away,
But time has displaced us so far.
I wish we could go back,
To the start of our story,
Or to the stars.
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