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(Masao Ebina.  Japanese  Art Open

Database)

 

Deeper and deeper

she withdrew into herself.

She’d found his visits

a source of consolation.

Her house appeared cursed.

Impossible dilemmas

arose every day.

She felt the river beckon

and answered its siren call.

He heard his neglect

reflected in the torrents.

He found no closure

and no clear explanations,

but he did not follow her.