now my brother son ami
that it’s time for your execution
let me sit before you

in the unshaded light
of the city square

and speak of how
you have been dear to me

of how i could have opened
my heart to you

told you of the love
that could have passed
from me, between us

and of the meetings
we could have had

appointments for which
i will begin to record in
this little book

after the executioners
have dealt with your remains

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