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I am…

 

She told me to write a list

beginning with “I am.”

Like “I am a writer,

I am a poet,

I am a Christian.”

 

The only words

I can think tonight

are his words.

I am stupid.

I am fat.

I am ugly.

I am lazy.

I am hopeless.

I am helpless.

I am mean.

I am selfish.

 

I will always

be alone,

because who

would want me?

 

Will i always

be defined

by his words

instead of mine?

 

LLH

5/12/15

11:04 PM

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Who I Am #poetry

 

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Sometimes, poetry overtakes me.

And i let it. I always let it.

 

Because who am i, if not a poet?

Who am i, if not words and letters,

a splattering of paint, the scratch of a pencil?

 

He said, “if i don’t get you,

then it’s my loss.”

 

And in that statement,

I understand

that he gets me.

 

LLH

5/26/14

3:11 PM

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