Margaret Atwood’s Look of Love
First, there’s this, which I just came across recently…
I would like to be the airthat inhabits you for a momentonly. 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.