Chance encounters

if you listen to them

which you should never do

they will tell you

men are hard work

difficult & dangerous

& yet

we were leaning over a pole fence

staring down at Bilbao

bright lights of the city below

& after a short hello

in French Spanish German & English

he talks to you of his life

his visits here & there

the life operation to come

he cannot tell his family for fears of

& all I can do

is wish him the best

to all of that

& his travelling beyond

thinking how easy this can be

to be truly met

if we are only strangers


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