We dared to love, he said
In the land of known belongings but
In the homes of togetherness but
We dared to love, he said.
He replied, we loved
In the bodies that were unknown to us
We thrived, we spoke
The language bereft of meaning, the words
Unheard; we loved
In the land where it is not love.
Let’s fly, he said
To the land that is unknown
Unknown till the stretch of the known.
He replied, he giggled
He smiled, with eyes wide open, his hair
Flicked aside by his finger
If there’s a place for us, where would it be?
To the land that is known but unknown to our feelings
Or the land unknown
That has no word for our language.