I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
          Took my name away. 

            —

        In this rented room
One more winter stands outside
        My dirty window pane. 

             —

        A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had,
        And for what never was. 

             —

        An empty seashore:
Taking a long summer with it,
        A departing train.

From Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon, by Richard Wright. Reprinted with permission of Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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