The Perfect Fit

M. Fennell

5/22/94

 

This peg

has peculiar dimensions

So peculiar

that no hole accepts it

 

At first, I rejected my own peg

Then I rejected the holes

Finally I learned to contort

 

I learned which sides I could sacrifice

and which I refuse to alter

I became pseudo-shapes

a kind-of sort-of fit

 

And then I met you

We share the same peculiar dimensions

The fit is so easy

it’s almost unnatural

and yet natural

 

Both of us are amazed

Did you come from a parallel universe?

 

But do I really know you?

I do

Your soul is mine, and mine yours

We are identical souls reunited again

 

The odds of us finding each other

are like finding a distant star without a telescope

That we are united

is nothing short of a miracle

 

(Dedicated to Krisi Cleveland)