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this work is from the collection of poems called “living in epiphany” ©2000. to purchase a copy of the book, contact me by email.


As evening fell
I found myself
to be a two-way mirror
to your eyes,
your deep and well-spring coloured eyes
as your questioning words.

It is something that
I chose to be,
this map,
this undiscovered country,
the roads within me
too well trod
by feet that led away.

But you,
you with your compass-heart
who quotes mythology with the damned,
it seems you recognize the language
spoken by my wind-blown veil
it seems to me
my murky depths
to you an uncharted river be
to you a glyph’s no mystery
to you i am a geography.

l.t. dougherty 1996

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