Love After Love: Reading Derek Walcott - Poem by Joan Xie
The time will come.
When with sudden revelation,
You will write an apology letter to each of by-gone lovers
At your great moment of epiphany
But wish to have no reply;
And say, love you so much, but not
Enough to forget who I am.
The passions and compassion gave
But never had all been given;
(all my life, whom I thought I love by heart
is a reflection of me, or isn't?)
So take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel the portraits from the wall,
Run. Forget who you are.
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