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Between Going And Coming
(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Between Going And Coming

Poem By Octavio Paz

As lovers, he lies on his back
And she, with her head on his chest.

As couple, he sleeps facing the roof
And she, with her knee on his thigh.

As parents, they sleep together,
With their backs facing each other.

As elders, the husband and wife
Sleep in the foetal position.

As the old, they sleep separately.
Bonding replaces sexual pulls.

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