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  • YOU CAME AND YOU LEFT
     
    You came and you left;
    your shadow lingered soft
    I asked, "Will I see you again?“
    You merely shrugged
    and your shadow melted away.
     
    My soul, like an old tree
    through a turbulent storm
    began to collapse; but no,
    only cracked, sighed,
    bowing her head.
     
    You came and you left,
    you took away the Love.
    I remained a dimmed moon,
    with cold stars crowning
    my orphaned heart.
     
    You came and you left;
    not one word did you say,
    only sat there crossed-legged
    leaning on the wall,
    your eyes wide open
    full of lost breath,
    you stared my way, mystified.
     
    I remained dumb,
    I did not utter a sound,
    so as not to bandage with
    soothing pretense the shame
    of my ways.
     
    You came and you left;
    your place was replaced
    by a melancholy Spring-day.
     
    He did not descend with a song
    he did not stay all day long
    he did not'd feel he belonged
     
    He sneaked in, poor Spring,
    placed a bedraggled head on my knee
    begging forgiveness for the nuisance he brings,
    with his shabby countenance
    and unpleasant demure. 

    I wove my fingers through his thin hair
    and crooned words of solace in his ears.
    With my fingers I dubbed at the tears the tears
    off his face.
    He looked up at me and knew
    that I had also a turbulent day.
     
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