e. e. cummings
        XXIV

                             

(once like a spark)

 

if strangers meet

life begins

not poor not rich

(only aware)

kind neither

nor cruel

(only complete)

i not not you

not possible;

only truthful

—truthfully,once

if strangers(who

deep our most are

selves)touch:

forever

 

(and so to dark)

 

 

1 x 1 [One Times One]  (1944)