Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Nicole Bataclan's the Same same but different


Lands and beliefs separate
But I know
We are watching the same sunset.
I catch the beginning
Colors waltzing
As the sun brushes against
The mountains;
Battling whether or not
I should send you
A message.

Yours is about to disappear
There is an order
In this mess of colors
Clashing into each other;
Dissipating fast
Behind the curtains of the sea
As far as the eyes can see;
Wondering if you will get
A message
From me.

We are thinking
The same thing
Guaranteed our longing will kill
The merit of this moment
When in fact, we alone
Want it tragic.
Hearts aligned
Into the darkness;
Such fools in the process
To believe you and I are that different.


— Nicole Bataclan


Nicole Bataclan is a poet living in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also available for freelance writing work and the author of her own blog — The Writings of Nicole Bataclan where Same same but different first appeared. The Bar None Group thanks Nicole for her continued support — her poetry has appeared on our pages for the last six years — and we encourage our readers to visit her site.