One-thousand strands of worry
X Wrapping a single,
X Absent man,
X A single kiss
X In a midnight garden,
During my lifetime we’ve killed
Half the wild animals on the planet
X —but rescued so many, many
X puppies and kittens—
All of this happened
While I gazed out windows
Waiting for him to arrive,
X The ice caps melted
X And the forests burned
While I cruised online
For sex with strangers,
X The oceans acidified
X And the fish
X Went the way of the dodo,
All of this happened.
While I waited for love.
Tune: “Rouged Lips”
by Li Qingzhao
Fine rain urges the falling petals,
And soon spring will be fled
Love it as I may.
A twinge in my aching heart,
And I am overwhelmed by a thousand sad thoughts,
Secluded in my lonely chamber.
Impossible to get out of this mood of depression,
Moving from one end of the balustrade to the other.
Where is he, the one dear to my heart?
The road by which he may return I cannot glimpse,
Withered grass stretching to the farthest skies.
Diǎn jiàng chún lǐqīngzhào
jìmò shēnguī, róucháng yīcùn chóu qiān lǚ. Xīchūn chūn qù, jǐ diǎn cuī huā yǔ.
Yǐ biàn lángān, zhǐshì wú qíngxù. Rén hé chù, liántiān shuāi cǎo, wàng duàn guīlái lù.
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