At the bottom of the cup

the tea leaves swirl

As I lift up to drink


Some days

Are harder


I keep searching for you

In places we never meet



The heart is foolish

Yearning for things

It cannot have


The mind even more so


The heart’s every desire


I should compromise

Be rational


Less stubborn and pigheaded


Somewhere though

I know, instinctively,

It will never be enough


If you have loved with all your heart

You’ll know what I am talking about


Sashikala Premawardhane

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