Two Friends

The moon makes a snowwhite field of the night.
a man has told a friend all about his life:

a miracle has taken place because of this talking:
their hearts have become as two together walking

that the one as he sometimes looks back
says to himself: but am I not like that?

a woman; yet another woman; an absence consuming.
it is as if it is the end of everything:

for one heart journeys forth and one heart stays home
but neither of the two finds Paradise alone.
(Contributed by Rozita on Thursday, February 10th, 2011)
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