Margaret Atwood’s Look of Love

First, there’s this, which I just came across recently…

…especially this:

I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.

And then there’s this, which I came across quite a long time ago…

You Fit Into Me

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

That’s the entire poem. It starts out as something so easy, doesn’t it? Look at us! We go together! And then it gets twisty, a little macabre, but it still strikes true about love, no? The pair, the speaker and the character whom the speaker is addressing, still belong to each other but now in an altogether unsweetened way.