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Parting


I pray that you forget me when you meet
Another man, more suitable than I.
Exchanging kisses on the half-lit street,
Suppress my name. I beg you, do not sigh!
Let not the moon evoke your love for me.
Let not the wind remind you of my hands.
Time doesn’t stop for lovers. Certainly,
We’re no exception. Let us make amends.
Let’s end it all at once. Heed my advice:
Forget me and the pain will perish quicker.
Put out the lights. You mustn’t see my eyes
Illumined by the candle’s nervous flicker.