When you figure out
which is which
it's like you are on the inside
of the balloon
seeing the pin coming toward you
in the sunlight
but not being able
to move away.
the thing is
that all of us are two people:
the one inside
And the one
holding the pin.
This poem is featured in the epistolary novel Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers. Though the majority of the story is conveyed in letters and emails, one of the characters, Ruth, has a poetry journal hosted on tumblr - which, as of this posting, is not an active account in real life. (Yes, of course I checked!)
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