Life can sometimes feel like the sun
The rays hot and oppressive
Sometimes they’re warm and enjoyable.
But later a sickly burn appears.
10 years later, spots appear on your skin.
It’s a lesson to learn from the sun:
Know when to leave.
Know when something good will become bad
Upon this realization, sing the harmonious notes as you depart.
Though it seems cruel to the goodness,
It is not a quality of Necessity to appease.
Prolonged exposure to the sun requires recluse in the shade.
But can you build a ladder from earth to the sun?
And, after climbing to the top, pour in some other ingredients?
No you cannot – for two reasons.
One, the self will disintegrate while trying.
Two, the sun will not heed to a vial of potion.
The sun is massive,
And any external contribution is merely a fleeting timely phenomena
So how does one leave with grace when he doesn’t want to?
He looks at the sun, takes in its warmth
And then he heads inside.
Closes the door.
And it is as cruelly simple as that.
The “cling” of the lock and bolt signals with a screechy tune:
In another season
The door will be opened the once again
Greet the sun as a friend
Maybe some stranger will come along with an umbrella
And with that, you can bask in the sun’s grace until eternity.
Photo: Sunrise-marine by Oscar-Claude Monet