By Alizeh XR
It’s 2:00 AM,
There’s a dangerous level of alcohol in my system
The only thought on my mind is you.
And now I am drunk and angry that someone else has you
It’s 2:20 AM,
The stars have come out to play now
They watch me crying into a stranger’s chest and ranting about you
My mind can’t decide if I should let you go or let you stay
Remember when you asked me to write you a song? I am doing it now.
It’s 2:40 AM,
I vomited all of my dinner
And I kept thinking of you,
A strange man held my hand and promised me it’s gonna be okay.
A woman who I had just met told me about karma.
It’s 2:50 AM,
A Tibetan man bought us all beers,
And talked about a home he had never visited,
He is an alien on the papers and an Indian in his heart,
He knows all the secrets of the colony of refugees,
He knows his land just as much as I know you,
Enough to adore, not enough to make it a home.
The Buddhist flags, the stars, the cracked walls, burned cigarettes and smuggled liquor
know our story.
Do I leave a message for you here, hoping that you’d find it?
I don’t remember anything else from that hot, summer night.
It’s 3:00 AM,
My heart knows love the same way Tibet knows peace.
The man yearns for Tibet the same way I yearn for you.