We aimed at keeping you like you were

in the ocean.

A hilly island rose from the breaking,

shattered, our world was small and remote

in the dancing shadows.

We collected all the seawater, and you naturally formed

with the richest minerals

when everything finally evaporated.

 

The water clock dripped,

the sun studied your timespots.

The labyrinth, attention,

is nothing but a way to carry

this body from one word to the next.

 

How the heel rises!

How the ankle bends!

 

Unseen you changed into something entirely other

than what we knew.

It is precisely because we receive you

every day that the heart beats a constant.