these waters are
infested with sadness
the greater good
driven away

I will welcome you
with open arms
with an open mind

it is already a year ago
since I left you
afraid of things that would come 

there’s a presence in these waves
a ghost that quickly fades away
it speaks of wisdom and betrayal
but whispers when it fades: 

goodbye

[above fragment from Betty Blue (1986)]

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