Tomorrow the village market day
I will go to the spring
where you slip away to fill your jar
everyone at the market and me by the tree
we maintain twenty metres no more no less
and this before you catch on a stone or two
and before a foot slips and a jar slips
leaving me ahead
on our way to the spring again
by twenty metres and a slight smile.
Today the village market day
everyone at the market
and you by the spring and me
ahead of you by twenty paces
my whole back shining eyes.