The Heart Aroused by D Whyte (1994)

The time will come
When, with elation,
You will greet yourself
arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror
And each will smile at the
other’s welcome

And say sit here. Eat
You will love again the
stranger who was yourself
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
To
itself, to the stranger who has loved you
All you life, whom you have
ignored for another
Who knows you by heart
Take down the love letters from
the bookshelf
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image
from the mirror
Sit. Feast on your life

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