About last night

peeping in corners
down dimly lit halls
peppered with the unfamiliar
inviting doors
into new dimensions of possibility
and light

without regret
but shy
and wondering
I am not that person we both met last night
nor am I not him
I feel light, floating
out of my body

eyes that have not yet seen
one another
have peered into rooms
behind the doors
they have peers
and await
the light
until they meet

~ 1998