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Sakasa Goto

A gift of straw sandals
for the journey, kimono
fastened right over left

the body laid
like the dying Buddha
head to the north, face to the west

when so much runs counter
sakasa goto
might this mean

you will return to me

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John Updike

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Milan Kundera