An awkward valentine

Like the smallest infinite numbers in an atom,
in a chemical mol, or in a molecule;
I do appreciate the infinite happiness you caused me
in every 0.00001 fraction of second together.

Then, these unwholesome fractions multiply,
multiply and multiply until our infinity
as if they are trying to get wholesome one day
by recollecting our fractions together.

I don’t know more about numbers than I know about words,
and in fact, I have trouble to describe this whole,
but what I want, to thank you for the least and indirect
thing, that you are, for me, a dream-like goal.

Benyamin Bensalah


Goodbye Valentine

While closing the year of twenty-seventeen,
I share you the thought of a dying Valenteen:

As stupid things lead you to stupid situations,
And stupidity fools you with stupid expectations-
We can never be sure of the role of Cupid;
Whether he fools us or we are just stupid.

Benyamin Bensalah