• Forbidden Tears

    When everyone is asleep,
    I climb the mountain.
    My silken robes trail the rough ground.
    Hair ornaments sparkle in the moonlight.
    At the top, my flute pours a melody.
    My tears fall like grey diamonds
    into the fog.
    As any goddess ever loved a mortal,
    so I love you.
    But I belong to another.
    Up here, it is another time and place.
    Alone where no one can see,
    I am someone else entirely.
    If there is any time in this life,
    I will be waiting for you
    here on the mountain
    between heaven and earth