Sometimes I forget completely
What companionship is.
Unconscious and insane, I spill sad
Energy everywhere. My story
Gets told in various ways: a romance,
A dirty joke, a war, a vacancy.
Divide my forgetfulness by any number,
It will go around.
These dark suggestions that I follow,
Are they part of some plan?
Friends, be careful. Don’t come near me
Out of curiosity, or sympathy.
Originally written in Dari Persian by Afghan poet, Jalaluddin Rumi