There you are

Roy Herndon Smith

There’s no way to say
what we do not know except
to say what we know

is a glass we look
through darkly or face to face
at the one we love

or think we don’t love
and black out or break the glass
anything not to

know what we do know
this other whose face we see
dimly or clearly

or blind ourselves to
is the one we cannot know
behind the face yet

who is the still small
voice closer than the whisper
of unspoken thought

that makes us and all
inside out beyond the glass
behind our faces.

There you are and I
all knowing lost in you have
nothing more to say.