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I carry your heart. Stone Telling: The Magazine of Boundary-crossing Poetry. By Shira Lipkin the girl's voice the changeling voice I have studied so hard to pass as one of you.

Stone Telling: The Magazine of Boundary-crossing Poetry

I've spent a lifetime on it. I have tells. If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda. I want you to knowone thing.

If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

You know how this is:if I lookat the crystal moon, at the red branchof the slow autumn at my window,if I touchnear the firethe impalpable ashor the wrinkled body of the log,everything carries me to you,as if everything that exists,aromas, light, metals,were little boatsthat sailtoward those isles of yours that wait for me. Well, now,if little by little you stop loving meI shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenlyyou forget medo not look for me,for I shall already have forgotten you. If you think it long and mad,the wind of bannersthat passes through my life,and you decideto leave me at the shoreof the heart where I have roots,rememberthat on that day,at that hour,I shall lift my armsand my roots will set offto seek another land. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...