A Love Story
The futile weather-beaten pen failed to portray the agony she had been through. The tangerine sun took a dip in the western ocean and for a while all turned auburn. Just counting the numbered pages of life she scraped the rotten ones and went steadfast descending the dungeon. She safely carried it in a china-bowl, her marshmallows of love. All through the elusive years she had been looking for it in the ashen pages of a pretty consumptive life. Battling for it every time she lost ground and it continued to haunt her. Delirious and painful she hovered from one pit to the other only to find herself vanquished. The red hibiscus in the garden bathed in the fleeting rays of a dying sun, seeking refuge in dreams. She felt a sharp twang of pain, of a kind of jealousy which gave the sinking sun a sudden velvety splash, an over indulgence. Its sheen was descriptive of her inner essence. A thousand thoughts flooded the mind and vied with each other to reveal itself. Some snow-capped some smoldering -- Oh! the shifting paradigms. Somebody was calling her over the phone she couldn’t discern as her mind was too placid for a moth-eaten response. The flippant twilight benumbed her. It was more than serene. The iridescence ushered by an apprehensive moon ate up the qualms in its wake and her palms gathered its rays into the clean still air. She could not have done more than that -- a question of life and death it seemed an innocuous pleasure. Luna sent her pristine rays into her blanched soul. She sang the moon and madness. She hung it round her neck – a crystal. A thousand stars prophesied their destiny each time they bowed to touch her feet. Her vagina created history. The trees could bear semblance to the fruit she birthed -- an avocado, fig, pine or eucalyptus didn’t matter. What mattered were the countless ramblings of a sensuous heart and an insane mind. These were the ramblings on the dog-eared pages of a crumbling love-story.
The Book of Love Parts 1 & 2 -- Cornelia Tersanszki
(inspired by the Magnetic Fields song)