one poem and three haikus

i. I am/not my body

it is me and I am it

but I am more

and less.

I am flesh and bone

and blood

AND

heart and soul

and mind.

I think,

therefore I am,

I breathe,

therefore I think,

or

I think,

therefore I breathe.

I am hips

and breasts

and thighs

and labia.

I am loves

and hopes

and hatred

and fear.

I am

but I am not.

I am

also/and

not

either/or.

 

I am/not my body;

I am so much more.

 

ii.

my mind is a cage

of monkeys, rattling

against my skull.

***

winter snaps in half,

parting to make way for

the stems of spring.

***

night ticks around me,

still but for the relentless

passage of time.

 

 

 

 

Which is your favorite? I think mine is #2.

one poem and three haikus