Wise Poets – WS Merwin – Conqueror

WS Merwin (September 30, 1927–March 15, 2019)

When they start to wear your clothes
do their dreams become more like yours
who do they look like
when they start to use your language
do they say what you say
who are they in your words
when they start to use your money
do they need the same things you need
or do the things change
when they are converted to your gods
do you know who they are praying to
do you know who is praying
for you not to be there