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This poem is taken from PN Review 52, Volume 13 Number 2, November - December 1986.

Sprachlos Peter Jay
In memoriam Rolf Bossert

Rolf, we have not met
though we embraced on parting
you were not there and
though we shared bread and wine
I was not there
though we shared a table with friends and
you would say nothing
though we shook hands on meeting
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