Was Smiling Back

Retain it then. Like — she says: the feeling is the prayer

But when you think: the dance and the chant are — You know they are not.

And You brought your presence — and eventually you got there and, when you did, how did it feel?

Was smiling back

asking only my presence

light through the window, this dark room

where now my insanity: you suck, you’re destined to fail and HOW

saw it itself for all it is — some wrestling match between:

ego/super nature/nurture

and all the while:

asking only my presence

was smiling back.