Does your soul live with you?

It is dark. The night is losing
its battle against the eternity,
although it’s never giving in.
I was trying to switch off
the moonlight, and take off
today’s colourful skin.

Because beneath there is
a memory of never ending
night that started with a fool moon.
Because beneath there are
tricky memories ending like
a good movie – just too soon.

It is dark. My fingers can’t
touch your face so that
I know that you are here.
It is dark, and I can’t feel
your love anywhere.

Maybe it is like a candle,
and I would love it to be a star.
Maybe, but this is better –
too much light might lighten the scar.

It is dark. The night is losing
its battle against the eternity,
and the sea is no longer blue.
It would be good to just
wish you good night,
but I wonder – does your soul live with you?


Aleksandra Lekić Vujisić (Podgorica, Montenegro, 1979) is a professor of English language and literature. She participated in poetry festivals across Europe and her work have won prizes and acknowledgments in Montenegro and worldwide.

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