Nathan Omprasadham

I want to tell you I love you
In a way
That does not
Include me
But my first word was
I and I
Want to say I’m sorry
But that’s also about me

So instead I’ll tell you
mama oyata aadarei
So there is
between us,
And the love follows suit,
like a necessary consequence
of our proximity

Or maybe
Je t’aime
As if you, my love
And my love for you
are inextricable

But I think I prefer
Te amo
Where you are the genesis
And I am the afterthought
And love takes center stage

As it should

Nathan Omprasadham is a junior from Sri Lanka studying English and Philosophy (in that order). He likes cooking more than he likes eating, and reading more than he likes writing