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Must be.
I must learn
to be

in manifold time
at the same time.

At once here
and there. Yet I long to be
elsewhere

at once, in a
different here and a

different there. Where
everyone else is and
no one bothers me.

Since no one
is here and they all
bother me. I want to

sit now where no one
is sitting beside
all of them, instead of

where they all sit
beside no one. Yet I am
sitting now in no one's

empty seat. But I
long for another
no one's seat.

Translated grom the Icelandic by Árni Ibsen and Pétur Knútsson

 

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