If Only: a poem

I wrote this poem while pondering the dreaded question: who am I?

Thank you for reading 😬

I am...

I am.........


I am a giant,

if only to an ant. I am a mother,

if only to a plant.

I am a songstress,

if only to my dog. I am a companion,

if only to a log.

I am a lover,

if only to myself. I am unstable,

if only to a shelf.

I am dark skinned,

if only to my cousins. I am stone cold,

if only to an oven.

I am a poet,

if only to this book. It really all depends

on who holds the look.

I am more than meets the eye.

I am...

I am..

I am.



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