Patrick Friesen and P.K. Brask & Niels Hav
By chance in the morning traffic one meets
a person one hasn’t spoken to
in more than twenty years; well, we’ve never actually
spoken but we’ve remembered
one another and followed each other’s lives
at a distance without knowing details.
And still such a smile, a hello
and a quick handshake can illumine
the bicycle paths and send a warm wave of
happiness and gratitude through the body
against the spirits that govern the world.
Translated by P.K. Brask & Patrick Friesen