I Am Not I

I am not I.
                   I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,juan_ramon_jimenez_noticias_4156
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.
 
~ Juan Ramon Jimenez
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