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I would like to enter the picture
Of both of you walking
For I walked there too
In the same despair and desperation
In that point of the insolvable
I would like to enter and say
I understand
But you would not know what I understood
So it is better
To buy ourselves cokes
And stare into the water
Where the ducks go
And watch them nibble off
Mounds of dirt
Although I would
Of course prefer
To look lovingly
Into your eyes
And receive
Your loving looks too
And feel not sadness
But eternity

Irwin R. Shaw - August 20th 1982