Sunday, August 11, 2013

Unintended Gifts

you were the best of loves,
you were the worst of loves...
and you left behind several
unintended gifts...

through you I re-examined my
need (desire?) for one significant
other to share my life-space with...

you commanded in me an unwilling
re-evaluation of self, behavior patterns,
relationships, corresponding,
a change in attitudes, and growth

I'm nicer to people

I'm more in touch with my feelings,
the things and people around me, life...

and, of course, a scattering of poems
(the best of poems, the worst of poems)
that never would have been without
your disruptions.