Doppelganger *

Quite by chance he finds again
the arms he could not have
in another person.
He finds again his gestures,
his voice, his je ne sais quoi
Perhaps it was wisdom of years intervening,
or reciprocal passion, or cruel fate,
He hesitates;
Potentiality of mistake
in desiring doppelganger,
the charming mannerisms he now finds grating

 

 

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To Marcus M


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