meeting a pebble on the wrong side of time

I leave signposts
for you
in the most
secluded places
you’re unlikely
to find them
but on the
of love
one day
long after I’m gone
you’ll find
a dropped pebble
left unmoved
for no one
ever took
that path
but you

About the Author
Victor Pambuccian is a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University. His poetry translations, from Romanian, French, and German, have appeared in Words Without Borders, Two Lines, International Poetry Review, Pleiades, and Black Sun Lit. A bilingual anthology of Rumanian avant-garde poetry, with his translations, for which he received a 2017 NEA Translation grant, was published in 2018 as ‘Something is still present and isn’t, of what’s gone.’ Aracne editrice, Rome. He was the guest editor of the Fall 2011 issue of International Poetry Review.