You’ve been away too long,
far too long to bear,
(Do I still call you my own?)
be with me awhile,
lest dark shadows overwhelm my night
and fireflies of hope fade away forever.
Shield me with your eyes
so that I may feast upon the joy
to see you each moment.
Restore to me
the joy of remembering
your touch on my bare skin.
Allow me to sing
the songs that I had once longed to sing.
Be kind to me, O Shyamali
for I shudder to be in the dark once again!
You’ve been away too long
Too long to bear,
Be with me awhile
before dark shadows overwhelm my night
and fireflies fade away forever!