Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Beyond Guesses

After a while they look at you
and tell you who you are
and you smile, because that's what you do best
and nod, leaving them to believe
that's what you are--
and now it doesn't matter
because you confirmed it,
made it easier
for another group to guess
and not even bother to ask
if what they have heard you are
is really what they should see
when they too look at you.