Footloose One
[After Neruda]

Footloose one, we have to regain time
and step backwards, in the distance
of our lives, kiss after kiss,
gathering from one place what we gave
without joy, discovering in another
the beauty of the secret road
that gradually brought your feet
close to mine; until beneath my mouth
you see again the unfulfilled plant
of your life putting out its roots
toward my heart that's waiting for you.

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