Mark Strand Died Today

Mark Strand died today.

 

I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road
At night I turn back the clocks;

What good does it do? The hours have done their job.
I say my own name. I say goodbye.

Time tells me what I am. I change and I am the same.
I empty myself of my life and my life remains.

An excerpt from The Remains, Mark Strand (1934-2014).

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