I meet myself, the first time, every day;

the bumbling stumbler swaggering on his stool,

a handsome smile from across the way,

a perfect stranger, and a famous fool.

The loyal partner from the jealous lover;

the earnest actor from the shameless sham;

in these and many more, I rediscover

the others I have been and often am –

familiar, newly come and gone,

their faces summon someone from beyond

this road that leads to me, goes farther on.

-Alistair "Hale" Sauterne