"a shot in the dark", by wendy liu

Among the men and women, the multitude,
I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs,
Acknowledging none else-not parent, wife, husband, brother,
child, any nearer than I am;
Some are baffled-But that one is not-that one knows me.

Ah, lover and perfect equal!
I meant that you should discover me so, by my faint indirections;
And I, when I meet you, mean to discover you by the like in you.

Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)


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