How many hours more for the Sun to go down
under the expanse of the roaring sea
pulling over it the thickness of night?
How many hours left as the moonlight polishes
everything clear and bright
to tell the world it is perfect?
How many hours remain
before this day passes off into history?
It takes with it memories hard and
opens slowly the blossoms scented.
How much time will it take
by which the morning rays befall on earth
turning warm the moist blades of grass?
How long to wait
To hear the bell ring and
my name being called
for the act that is to begin on the wide stage
set under the white clouds.
The scene I do not know
estranged from the plot as the curtain rises
cannot morph myself into the role.
My red gown missing
gleaning my costumes from the wall
they cover not my inner self
dare not hide the real me
unable to slip into the character of another human
far away from my rituals.
How many more moments to spend
searching the strings that have tied me here
and cut them off.
Let the lights glow!
To my wish , set me free.