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Skies as open as you are

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I saw you on the water.
My foot sank beneath it.
Don't come to me without asking;
don't go where I can't follow.

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My new home is a land without trees
because my home is wherever you are.
The skyline is uneven,
the waves lap at your shore.

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The skies are open as you are.
The weather has moods like I do.
The ground stirs deep inside
the grass is springy beneath my feet.

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I gave up my forest
and my still snowy nights.
Your wind greets me.
Stars are the same.

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How can humans live here?
The ground spits fire,
fit for neither Finn nor beast
but you can walk here freely.

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Your siblings gave us relics
their souvenirs of the old age.
I pick up these fragile things
surprised they don't crumble in my hands.

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Once I saw you on the tank's floor
exhausted, wrapped in your blanket.
We closed our eyes together
and I saw you on the water.

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If I could, I would show you
my starry skies
my dark forest
my snow settling on black pine boughs.

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Three decades passed and still I wake
and reach for the gun that is not there.
In the warm moonlight I rest here
and listen to you breathing.

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My cousins send letters
and parcels and packages.
You scribble the answers in my tongue
and answer for both of us.

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The only thing I like as much
as your bright eyes
is the sight of rare sunlight
on your copper hair.

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Your land is not my land,
your sea isn't my thousand lakes
but our sky is the same sky.
We share the moon between us.

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You greet the sky, greet the sun
greet the sheep in our fold,
the ground under our feet.
I walk by your side, let you do the talking.

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There is no water between us
this space is mine, yours, ours.
Where you go, I go beside you.
I don't have to chase your footprints.