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


heart and soul

and mind.

I think,

therefore I am,

I breathe,

therefore I think,


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





I am/not my body;

I am so much more.



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

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