Is the colour of love blue,
like the mysterious, ancient sky?
We know that the sky
never stays blue forever,
it does turn dark at some point.
Is the colour of love white,
like the beautiful, powdery snow?
The boy and girl roll around in it first,
and before they become man and woman,
it bites their fingers or they slip to death.
Is the colour of love red,
like the blood running in our veins,
like the gorgeous roses that we love?
Roses rot and blood gets contaminated,
they’re not immune to decay and death.
What is the colour of love?
Isn’t it the colour of water?
Water is gentle;
water is fierce.
Water brings laughter,
and also, tears.
Water is life
but water is death.
Water is knife
but water is breath.
Water frightens you
but it calms your fears.
It has kept the earth alive
for many years.
If you need water,
you most likely need love.
If you can’t abstain from water,
you probably can’t abstain from love.