A Greeting

Since it went so well,
     a scene from only a ~minor~ circle of hell,
I pronounce this a win!
     An external validation of the war within.
It's our fate to manifest,
     the beauty and horror fermenting in our chest.
So when I said, "Hi!"
     It was MY fear I saw flash in YOUR eye.
Whether it's that we project,
     or it's karma, or what we resonate when we connect..
I guess what I am saying,
     slash wishing, 
     slash hoping and fucking praying..
Is that the next time we meet,
    there is still hope,
    still magic,
    still a chance to be sweet.