You Will Not Survive

A poem from 'Savor Eternity One Moment At A Time,'
with French translation by Francine Gaulin

When I hug you,
you will not survive.

Then my arms will release
You as from cocoon
and two rainbows will
fly out, one brushing
the heavens, the other
touching the earth,
all that remain of your
laughter and tears.
people will whisper,
“ Love destroys everything
but these wings!”

Quand Je vais vous embrasser
Vous ne survivrez pas.
Mes bras vous libéreront alors du cocon
et deux arcs-en-ciel
Se mettront à voler,
l’un peignant le ciel
l'autre touchant la terre,
tout ce qui reste
de vos rires et de vos larmes.
Les gens vont murmurer,
«L’Amour détruit tout
mais ces ailes!"

Art: Metamorphosis by Stephanie Law