By Sophie Rouméas
Photography by Alex Liew
I wish a freed love with you,
a love that flies like a dragonfly,
lights like a Good Luck lantern,
pollinates like a hummingbird,
reverberates like a drum.
I wish a succulent love with you,
a love that tastes like a piece of heaven
and smells like the finest rose
in the finest garden.
I wish us to be a new specie
who dares to date
despite religion, philosophy,
You and I are not staying in the cage,
we are journeying together.
The sky becomes our room; clouds, our bed;
stars, our candles; the moon, our piece of art;
and the sun, our alchemist,
joins with our new waters
to grow new flowers on earth.