You said you had found her mesmerising,
my first thought when I saw her was
that your face
was put upon a canvas
detailed to the last flush stroke -
like one of those paintings which
unless you take a moment to absorb
will reel you in, unaware, suggesting
a reality you never had
and never will.
But I have met the muse herself;
I've seen her whole,
unfolding before my eyes.