Friday, December 12, 2008

Almost You

I was in the store the other day, and this woman started gushing. I can't believe it's you. And when I turned to face her, she realized it wasn't.

No, I am sorry, I wanted to say. I wasn't you. But I was almost you.

You look so much like Sarah, the woman said.

Yes, I agreed. I do.

It's true. I don't know who Sarah is, but I am her mirror image. I have been mistaken for her many times. I have even insulted people who know her by snubbing them as I walk right past them, blank-faced. Sarah, I've learned, is kind of a bitch. She doesn't talk to just anyone.


Sienna said...

Minds and perceptions...what we think we see...I have been so absorbed in a thought sometimes, I can walk past friends or family.

Excuse me for dropping in, I love poetry, noticed your favorite poems, found one of them, (love it) but cannot find "Simplicity"....have googled around the cyberspace world for ages, can get some basic information on Henri, but no poetry?

I would love to read some of his work, would you know of a link perhaps? Or even Simplicity, would be wonderful.

Thanks so much.


Nin Andrews said...
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Nin Andrews said...

Hi Pam,

I have the poem on my web site, (the link is also on the post below). If you click on the book Someone Wants to Steal My Name, you can see the poem. And I have a response to it (from a female point of view) in poems in my book, Sleeping with Houdini.

Thanks for stopping in!

Sienna said...

Got it! Heh, gotta actually click on the things, I was being too superficial. :)

Very clever poetry, (Simplicity), I am going to buy the book, thanks so much.