Wide Margin Love Poem

Susan Barba

Let me
let you
make me
proud.

Let me
let you
be as
before
or as
after
me.

Be
what
you
will
be-
come
with
or with-
out
me

though
o
that
it were

face
to face

let me
let you
be

my
love.

Susan Barba is a poet whose debut Fair Sun won the Anahid Literary Award for emerging Armenian-American writers. She is a senior editor with New York Review Books.
Originally published:
July 1, 2018

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