Poetry Competition: Sabrina Huang
someday we’ll pick white jasmine blooms
and taste their honeyed fumes
we’ll hear a sparrow’s whistled airs
and crunch on icy pears
we’ll lean into our sun-baked love
like wedded laughing doves
our swims in glassy lakes and streams
immortal in my dreams.
somenight we’ll splash in star-lit ponds
and curl up in fern fronds
we’ll wish upon long fallen suns
and bake tart cherry buns
the clouds we paint, the sky we weave
on this steamed summer’s eve
shall lie with me ‘till dismal death
your name on my last breath.
please run with me through verdant plains
and tame crazed azure waves
let’s soar past our old inky skies
and pick the moon that shines
ride stars with me to distant worlds
and someday we’ll grow old
beneath green groves and shaded dew
and live our lives anew.
i’ll fold a thousand paper cranes
before selene shall wane,
i’ll call for each stark ivory horse
until my voice runs hoarse
i’ll pray for blessings from venus
to keep sparks between us
i’ll swim through styx and brave her heat
to stay with you - my sweet.