Twelve Lines for Desiree
I thought you were insane, but now I see
that you were much more rational than me -
although you put your reason on the shelf,
and loved someone who could not stand himself.
My poor self-image would not let me dream
that you could be exactly what you seemed:
someone who was accustomed, and inspired
to chase and catch the things that she desired.
I love myself a little now, it's true,
and in some part because I learned from you:
I hope a brighter measure of the light
you offered me is bathing you tonight.