Departure of a Knight
A princess has come to see a knight off.
Next to the princess, there is a horse’s behind.
The princess sees only the knight.
And the lady’s love
was only a fish –
(In reality, the princess sees
the hanged men the back of the boy’s neck against the shrubs the castle
on top of the hill the ram behind her dragons skeletons lizards
on the opposite shore and the horse’s behind.)
The knight promises to come back soon,
he is of dispirited color.
(In his thoughts, the man had already stepped
on an alien shore).
The expedition would be ready
to welcome salt on their faces.
Why is the princess where she is?
On the shore, dogs are scraping the land
and gazing at the horizon.