If we are separated I will
try to wait for you
on your side of things
your side of the wall and the water
and of the light moving at its own speed
even on leaves that we have seen
I will wait on one side
while a side is there
— W.S. Merwin, from his book The Rain in the Trees (Knopf). Copyright © 1987 by W. S. Merwin. Used by permission of the publishers.
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