You Fit Into Me

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

– Margaret Atwood

Brilliantly done, I think. While it might seem too clever by half, the unexpectedness of the wordplay adds to the delight at the cleverness of the metaphors, the imagery. Also, that little wince at the last line, let’s not forget.
You can read other poems by Atwood we’ve run on this site here: Is/Not, Siren Song, The Woman Who Could Not Live With Her Faulty Heart, and Variations On The Word Sleep.
You’ll find more biographical information here and here.

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