I cannot help but observe
recent changes in you,
and your demeanor has collapsed inward unto itself,
generating a contradiction to what you used to be, because
I remember how I was able to elicit from a softspoken soul
a surrender admitted with
the simple act of a smile.
Have I deteriorated in my charm,
or have you in your response?
Have we been thrown violently away
like the shards of your delicate self?
You are suddenly rendered aware of the
universal solution of honesty,
and we finally meld together.