1 FROM all the rest I single out you, having a message for you: You are to dieâ€”Let others tell you what they please, I cannot prevaricate, I am exact and merciless, but I love youâ€”There is no escape for you.
Softly I lay my right hand upon youâ€”you just feel it, I do not argueâ€”I bend my head close, and half envelope it, I sit quietly byâ€”I remain faithful, I am more than nurse, more than parent or neighbor, I absolve you from all except yourself, spiritual, bodilyâ€”that is eternalâ€”you yourself will surely escape, The corpse you will leave will be but excrementitious.
2 The sun bursts through in unlooked-for directions! Strong thoughts fill you, and confidenceâ€”you smile! You forget you are sick, as I forget you are sick, You do not see the medicinesâ€”you do not mind the weeping friendsâ€”I am with you, I exclude others from youâ€”there is nothing to be commiserated, I do not commiserateâ€”I congratulate you.