Would it matter?

would it matter

if the rising sun was purple

the sinking moon amber

if what we cried were not salted tears

but only plain water

would it matter

if meadows were black and storms mellow

if elephants chirped and squirrels bellowed

if lions were striped and zebras spotted

if we walked backward to reach ahead

would it matter

if trees were white

and the clouds raining down on them green

if day started at dusk and

night tiptoed at dawn

would it matter

if life started when we died

and ceased to be

with the birth of a child

would it matter?

would it?


Asha Seth