Hopelessness

My heart has more capacity to love her
Than the Big Dipper has to hold the sea –
And like how the latter reaches for the sea –
I, too, constantly reach for her –
Both only to fail repeatedly

Many times have I wondered
If she were aware of the Big Dipper’s destiny?
Of its incapability to touch the horizon –
Physically and figuratively –
To fill itself with water from the sea?

On each occasion – I’ve also wondered
If she were any more aware of my efforts
To reach out to her – than the sea
Were aware of the efforts of the Big Dipper?
Or if she were even ever aware of me!

07.05.95 – 07.30.95

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.

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Notes to this poem…

To be annotated by the end of 2008 at latest.

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