Two Into One
Secrets held out at arm's length,
parceled out one at a time
like the rarest orchids -
offerings from one soul to another.
Digging through the tangled layers
of guilt and fear,
digging down through the blood
to find the essence of each other:
Everywhere we look mirrors,
mirrors, mirrors. Mirrors of ourselves.
Reshaping pain into strength,
Carl - March 28, 1999