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12 February 2013 @ 12:43 am
"Love in the Dark Country"  
I've always liked this one in an odd way... I can't quite put my finger on it - probably something about love mixed with geography or perhaps traveling through space and being near, but not with, the object of one's nighttime perseverations - is familiar to me, in a gently bittersweet way.

"Love in the Dark Country"
Kapka Kassabova

Tomorrow for twenty-four hours
I’ll be in the same country as you.

The sky will be constantly shifting,
the morning will be green, a single morning
for my single bed. And in the night

as the dark country goes to sleep
a church bell will measure
the jet-lag of my heart.

I’ll open my suitcase and unfold my life
like a blanket. In the dark country I will lie
all night and wonder how this came to be:

the one light left in the world
is your window, somewhere in the land

of thin rain and expensive trains.
And instead of maps, I have an onward ticket.