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electrical recognition

by Mary Frances Spencer

i don’t know
you

do you know me

have our spools tangled
wires in passing

or is it
electrical
recognition

karmic circuits
sputter
sparks

tripping us
as we
adjust
the
lighting

03/09/2008

Author's Note: Have you ever met someone that seems familiar but you know you have never met? MFS

Posted on 03/10/2008
Copyright © 2022 Mary Frances Spencer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 03/10/08 at 05:20 AM

I especially like the use of "tripping us" here... the double meaning... of setting off-- sparking, as happens on such occasions... and also slipping up, stumbling... into the feeling recognition or not.

Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 03/10/08 at 01:09 PM

Yep! And I love the tangled spool image, and the whole electrical circuitry comparison.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/10/08 at 03:31 PM

I love the electrical theme here - most effective. As to connections, yes, I've been there. Great last stanza.

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