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Open those eyes … the ones that were born in your own skull. —Hsu Yun

I sniffed the lily—
such perfume!—
too closely
and now I wear
its stain.


Jupiter and Venus
almost touch in the west—
O rising thrill
to see two objects so far
so near.


I took my heart
for a ski today—
one look
at that diamond field
and it let fall all its clothes.


It is no lovelier
the scent of the lily,
up close
or across
the room.


See these scars
on my heart, these new bruises,
it’s not that I have been
unlucky at love, it’s that
I love.

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