She was clever but mad,
too mad by half.
She wanted to make waves
So she dug out two people who no longer
could see each other; no longer even
go and bear to face down the other.
And these people just had to be
creative sorts who loved the idea of
doing playful stuff, as weird as could be
(or at least so some of us
might have said on perceiving the truly
mad sides to the case).
Not weird for you or me, you must
understand, because none of us out here
reading these lines is ever as straightforward
as any appearance gleaned from online profile
or schematic info, nor other quite limited
means at our disposal.
And so she managed to find these souls able
to create beautiful art; all as a result of their
once apparently chance reunion, years after
first meeting much younger it’s true, and the
question was clearly how to get them to
meet up one other fine day of these
(by chance yet again, of course!),
and renew a terrible breakdown in
some kindly way
that healed all involved in some burnished way.
And that would be asking so much of the
universe – even this crazy universe we
see on these pages – so instead of approaching
the both of them separately and arranging for
dumb meeting and getting them to open their
hearts and their souls in primitive interview
and other strange stuff of reality TV-land,
she realised, clever woman, that
something far grander, far greater, far wiser
was to encourage them both, in their quite
separate ways, to create their different
beings out of cul-de-sac land, and finally
get them some way – if not to meet
at least to achieve a reconciliation of sorts
through the coming together of parallel
art: through the wonder – in
fact – of cre[activity].
Only the whole damnfool experiment,
at the very latest of stages, backfired*
so spectacularly when instead of
bringing together the two creative
souls, what actually happened was a
third party implicated uncovered
the fact equally weirdly, and the third party
thus mentioned then responded so well
that the modus vivendi forged of adult
debate eventually made heaven out of hell.
* Or did it really backfire?