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