My Beautiful Friend


Now [they said]

we shall be killing you on the whole

But we'll let your eyes live on for just one thing

I'll watch you

That first ripening I love about you

picked in the orchard

I'll watch your neck

drop from the mountains to hem the sea

I'll watch over the woman

and find the little girl 'U'

that the little boy 'I'

loved through all the parallel summers

                                          I'll watch you

                                          I love to watch you

                                          My beautiful friend