The Continuing Embrace
Egon Schiele, Die Umarmung, Österreichische Gallery, Vienna, 1917
It can’t be much more than it was.
It can’t be much less than it wasn’t.
whatever, we love each other still.
notwithstanding all our trysts and transgressions
condemned to live
with the conflicts and the treasons
that are part of life, at the same time as
we grasp for a way to move beyond them
knowing that, however difficult, this is our destiny
as we embrace yet again.
A Place for Us
Against Your Will?