It Was Nobody
after Juan Ramón Jiménez
—It was nobody. Just water.—”Nobody?
So there is no body of water?”—No
body is here. Just a flower.—“Nobody is here?
But a flower has no body?”
—Nobody is here. It was just wind.—“Nobody?
The wind has no body?”—No
body is here: Illusion.—“There is nobody?
Then there is no body of illusion?”
(Previously appeared in: Santa Barbara Review)