Were You Surprised?

Were you surprised then
when in such large proportions
your own emotions reflected
themselves back into you?

They needed you so, just you
to express and then transform them
yet you dutifully refused
to acknowledge their presence.

And so they followed your glance,
your touch, your loving caress,
directing themselves into the very
openness of those who loved you.

Later - a day, a week, a month
(time really does not play a part
within these realms invisible)
you would be shocked into speechlessness;

When one you thought you’d loved so well
would finally express the roots
of your moments of unhappiness
whenever you were forced to live without her.

Sometimes sorrow, sometimes rage,
and oh, the fear unspeakable that
assailed you then, even as you sought
to blame her for your very own creation.

Were you surprised then
when in such large proportions
your own emotions drew themselves
inexplicably back into you?

? Michaelette ?

4/30/2001
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