The look

Sometimes I look at you
And see anxiety
Written on your body
And features —
Sad memories of times passed
And bitter experiences.

Sometimes I look at you
And see a wood nymph
Disguised as a corporate woman
Putting on eye make-up
Dressed in a power-blue suit.

Sometimes I look at you
And see a Catherine
Of the wispy mists
Wandering among wild flowers
And sunny meadows
Looking for her lover.

But always
When I look at you
I see the eyes
Of a woman in love.

Dunedin, NZ — March, 1992

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