I Had to Think of Someone I Loved

He has 40 pages on the land
and the wind. In that light, he says,
the hardness of the self disappears.

Is “yourself” within you
or something that moves through you
or the way you act?

Or is it more like
something you collect. Not everything
is a lie.

It’s amazing how you can begin
to forget
people.

I hear them slipping away.