The cartographer’s wife never told him
about her contributions to the maps.
Few tiny islands hidden in the middle
of an archipelago in the name of symmetry.
Some border line moved to more resemble
a face shape. The territory of England shortened
slightly, in a personal revenge.
One time, she renamed an insignificant river
in Bangladesh, after her lover. She pitied
the cartographer for being more furious
about the affair than about her intervention
in the world order. She knew that romances
were ephemeral, while naming things
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