Bond of Union - 1956 - M.C. Escher
It seems hard to acclimate themselves.
Each questioning their bearings.
Each unwinding their individuality.
Each individual struggling to be themselves.
By their union they have unwrapped
a bit of who they were and have become
yet a third person--
She feels her ball bearings free
and He, his. They seem lost
and at the same time found.
Sometimes they feel they have left behind
a simpler time. A time when their thoughts
and feelings traveled within a tighter orbit.
It was different then. Not to say it was better.
Not to say it was worse. Just less complex.
Michael Allyn Wells