Let’s be strangers

Let's be strangers
let's cross continents, war-torn countries
touch the famished, the infected, the downtrodden
walk through cyclones, floods, earthquakes
let's get lost on windswept islands
travel through cruel and merciful seasons
let's be strangers with false maps
and faulty compasses
crossing through landmined checkpoints,
haunted outposts, unsettled colonies
so that we can find each other again
behind the wall and its barbed wire
in the noisy city or in the deserted landscapes
in our little enclave or on some sprawling train
at the zoo watching seals play
so that we can retell each other
our stories of wonder
so that we can stand in awe of ourselves
rediscover ourselves wearing blindfolds
so that we can turn off the lights
embraced once again
as if love never happened
as if it's been secretly waiting
as if everything has yet to be said and done
and nothing mattered.

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  1. brhome2008 on said:

    We will always be strangers even to our own beings…… and everything is still to be said and done…. love is part of it – love is everything – even if a delusion in almost every way. Still we seek life and love, with a violent urge of rediscovery which will always be a fantasy ….. until you see a child skipping a rope and laughing every time he flaws… and then he starts again….. and it makes you think that stoicism is not me for I still believe in hope and making things right.

    ….. one of your best writings Karl. It touched my guarded soul.


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