Two Bodies by Octavio Paz

Two bodies face to face
are at times two waves
and night is an ocean.

Two bodies face to face
are at times two stones                       5
and night is a desert.

Two bodies face to face
are at times two roots
laced into night.

Two bodies face to face                 10
are at times two knives
and night strikes sparks.

Two bodies face to face
are two stars falling
in an empty sky.