IT WAS NOBODY

.                            —After Jiménez

It was nobody. Just water.—”Nobody?
So there is no body of water?”—No
body is here. Just a flower.—”Nobody is here?
But a flower has no body?”

Nobody is here. It was just wind.—”Nobody?
The wind has no body?”—No
body is here: Illusion.—”There is nobody?
Then there is no body of illusion?”

–a poem by Stephen Massimilla