There are some authors who can simply sweep you away and transport you to different times, places and the company of familiar strangers. I had just finished reading another Daleen Mathhee book when I wrote this poem.
(To Dalene and all other great authors)
In the aftermath of our encounter
I find my existence to have shifted
to a world that you’ve created
when you offered me a lift along your way.
We were hampered by the awkwardness
of the newly introduced inside the opened door,
I, pass bearer to your destination, entering uncertainly
into a foreign land filled with strange faces
And then the tide carried me away enchanted,
engrossed and unable to disentangle myself
from this life parallel to my own, where I
shift status from immigrant to citizen
And with the last chapter completed, the book lies closed,
‘though I am yet not in the now, but live where you were then ...
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