lone man against wall, staring upwards sadly


David Bar-Tzur

Clap sans your left hand; combine a drop of rain.

Unite a sovereign land; merge with just one lane.

Enjoy a date alone; join one soul in marriage.

Stack a lonely plate; hitch with but one carriage.

Braid a solitary lock; forge a chain from a single link.

Synchronize the world's last clock; flash one eyelid in a wink.

Try one atom to compound; form a choir of a solo voice.

Conceptualize a sole page bound; pick freely from your only choice.

If you see foolishness in all the tasks above,

You grasp the vanity of unrequited love.


1. Image: Wong Kar Wei 6.