Feelings are not easily counterfeited.
In each there is a telltale watermark.
Faces may emote, the tense brows knitted,
The eyes and anguish may be finely fitted,
Yet audiences sense the missing spark.
The trick is not to be, but to become,
Here within a moment yet to be.
Remember that the whole is not the sum.
Each soul has depths no character can plumb;
Each word's a window onto mystery.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.