That is What You Are

Now, You
vex me with
Your constancy,
Your reliability.
I want to make
You in my image:
weak,
unsure,
a shadow playing
at being the sun.
But You show
weakness
and are strength.
You show
vulnerability
and are sure.

And then You show
beauty and that
is what You
are.

2 thoughts on “That is What You Are

  1. shoreacres says:

    Isn’t it interesting that certain characteristics we claim to value — like constancy and reliability — can seem unutterably offensive when we actually run up against them? It’s like looking into a mirror that shows us the gap between our appearance and our reality.

    • agjorgenson says:

      Yes, a point well taken! This seems to be the Doppelganger of Shadenfreude, I suppose (yikes! two German words in one sentence!). Both instance a kind of insecurity, I suppose.

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