We delude ourselves with thought,
with the sound of rain, like tears,
outside, as a new song begins
across the mountain. Change begins
with Heaven and Earth. War separates
us. Yet, for how long? War and duty
separate us. We may never lean
again against the other through the night.
The moon sets on me here tonight,
as it does with you where we parted.
(May 6, 2022)