I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.
I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.
With a twitching nose
A dog reads a telegram
On a wet tree trunk.
Burning autumn leaves,
I yearn to make the bonfire
Bigger and bigger.
A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had
And for what never was.
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