Look in the mirror and love again the stranger who was your self
LOVE AFTER LOVE
The time will come when,
with elation and joy, you will greet yourself
in your own mirror and each will smile and welcome the other and say:
" Sit here. Eat."
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored, 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.