He desires a mistress
that might fulfill
the dreams he dreams
the schemes he schemes

He desires a mother image
in the emotional dimension
that would excuse his lack of depth
that he might justify excess

of feelings long submerged
while his spirit brings him to the verge
of a precipice of his own making
that turns his giving into taking

yet now this image wise
explodes so that the other side
might shine through mists of time
and turn the chaos into rhyme

Still he refuses this - to understand
why she might take a stand
and dream a dream
of equality within the scheme

of life within reality
where independence frees
her from the expectations
of subliminal relations

that seek no more than gross control
that never can conceive the whole
and so he blames her
for the shame he feels

? Michaelette ?

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