Living Together Poem

Living Together Poem

Of you I have no memory, keep no promise.
But, as I read, drink, wait, and watch the surf,
Faithful, almost forgotten, your demand
Becomes all others, and this loneliness
The need that is your presence. In the dark,
Beneath the lamp, attentive, like a sound
I listen for, you draw near—closer, surer
Than speech, or sight, or love, or love returned.

Edgar Bowers
from Collected Poems

Living Together Poem

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