As he spoke

she watched his mouth move

looked at those eyes

thinking to herself

WHO are YOU ?

Not like, who do you think you are

though that certainly

would have been appropriate

But no, this was much deeper

like someone had stepped

into his body and taken over

She missed a good portion of

what he was saying

because her mind kept sensing

the incongruity of the image

standing in front of her

and the stranger  that seemed

to subliminally present itself

She kept having the feeling

that introductions should be made

then the question would vanish

from her thoughts

allowing her to

pay more attention

to his words

After it was over

she couldn’t remember much

just the sound of an angry voice

mixed with her own sadness

that a choice had been made

and still, that question