To love you is easy,
it’s the time that’s difficult:
an obstacle that makes us one,
uniting you with me.
To love you is nothing,
it’s your adornment on the outside which means:
an obstruct that separates us,
uniting me with you.
To love you is terminal,
it’s the seed coat that must crackle:
an object that blurs us from joining,
diverting us from conjoining.
To love you is a dream,
it’s the compost that must enter you:
an ingredient that makes you accept me;
making you bloom, right before my eyes.
Rishan Singh received the Golden Key International Award for excellence in academics in 2008. He started writing poems from a young age. Many sub-themes, to date, have been expressed in his poems. His poems appear in publications within South Africa and overseas, while his fiction writing appears in books published in the USA and elsewhere.