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Conversations avec un étranger

Il est un "Facebook" ami
Quelqu'un que je n'ai jamais rencontré
Mais quelqu'un que je connais intimement --
par ses mises à jour, ses notes,
sa poésie mystique.

Nous avons bavardé aujourd'hui
à travers un millier de miles
de câble à fibres optiques
(les inventeurs soit béni)
mais il n'y avait pas de miles
séparant nos esprits.

Nous célébrons une fête commune
des lumières,
Moi, où je suis né
il, dans un hémisphère lointaine
et nous avons parlé des origines,
et de la croissance des racines.

Nous avons parlé de la poésie
Et la photographie --
Je lui ai dit que je dois employer
toujours des milliers de mots
pour peindre mes images
parce que je ne suis pas un bon
avec une caméra.

Et puis nous nous sommes quittés
il pour terminer sa journée
et moi pour commencer
nous avons commencé "Facebook amis"
étrangers, mais maintenant
nous sommes devenus confrères.


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