Jean Valentine

27 April 1934 / Chicago, Ill

The One You Wanted To Be Is The One You Are

She saying, You don't have to do anything
you don't even have to be, you Only who are,
you nobody from nowhere,
without one sin or one good quality,
without one book, without one word,
without even a comb, you!

The one you wanted to be
in the one you are. Come play…

And he saying,
Look at me!
I don't know how…

Their breath like a tree's breath. Their silence
like a deer's silence. Tolstoy
wrote about this: all misunderstanding.
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