homeland |  nathalie nandal


I said that you betrayed the orange groves and my body,
forgetting that we did not dream the same way,
think the same way, speak the same way, our accents
separating us, our love for the same trees the same valleys
the same sea separating us, separating us the kiss
we promised to one another when the sky was paling
when silence abandoned us for a few words of love, separating
us our search for the same blue river to console our hurrying years,
our little moments in small towns, separating us a suitcase of shadows
and decades wrapped with a ribbon left by a wedding guest, a wedding
we could not attend together... the terrible elegance of happiness
could not save us... what betrayed us was what we both loved

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