Small Creek in The Arid Season

this small creek flows the dry leaves away

season is so dry this time, the arid land

is dying from thirst

whilst the small creek remains waterful

perhaps from the spring of tears

–what spring else

survives this drought weather?

dry leaves shattered themselves

in the tear-salted water

of the small creek flowing

amidst the arid land

on which love isn’t likely

to grow and live