Susan Ash

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First Encounters - Poem by Susan Ash

What do I see
The first time
I look into
Their eyes?

Those rare strangers
Who make me
Catch my breath
The first time we meet.

Is it a glimpse
Of recognition?
Fragments of myself,
A kindred spirit?

Or the attraction
Of opposites?
A chance to learn,
To expand my soul?

I am drawn to them
But do they see me?
Or am I just part of
The wallpaper of their life?

Comments about First Encounters by Susan Ash

  • (5/11/2007 4:21:00 PM)

    Love this Susan. Especially the use of the word 'wallpaper'. Mundane yet emotive.
    I'm reading all your work and so far.....I'm loving it
    Angela Norris

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  • (4/30/2007 5:56:00 PM)

    i like this..simple and good..brava (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011

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