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(after the painting by Salvador Dalí,
1935)

You think you know me
But you don’t
Any more than you know your self

I am so many things
More than the sum of my parts.

I am flesh
Wood
The shell of an egg.

My solitude is stone.

I am you, your echo, bone

Earth air water and fire
Flow through my veins
As silent as the mist

There are no trees
Where I dissolve into the crags
And crevices
Becoming one with you

I am alone along the precipice.

Not even the mountain has a name
Nor do I.

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