After Separation

So bright you are
You said
Too bright for me

So sharp you are
You said
Too sharp for me

So much love I have
You said
Too afraid to say how much
Too much to speak in words

Staying back
You shine
Like those vitreous
Streets of Qianmen

Staying alone
I remain
Like that shadow
Wishing I were
One among your zhongguoren

Raj Karamchedu