Have you every been?

Have you ever been

to a place where

you belong

and do not belong?


Have you ever held

a precious thing

that’s yours

and not yours?


Have you ever

drifted between

one way and another,

there and not quite there?


Have you ever

won and not quite won,

or touched a prize

that can never be yours?


For all these questions

there is your answer;

for all these answers

there is your

eternal question:

have you every been?