Who Am I?
July 3, 2013, 56th birthday
I am my name, my address, my town.
I am my mind.
I am my face, my picture, my silhouette, my fingerprint and gait.
I am my voice, expressions and words.
I am my parents and siblings and aunts and uncles.
I am my grandparents and their home towns.
I am my children, my relatives and friends,
I am my teachers and students
and the books I read and wrote and songs I heard and played and sang.
I am my birthday
I am my birthplace.
I am my SSN, usernames, IDs, passwords and digital presence.
I am the paths I’ve walked, the streets I’ve driven,
The clients I served.
Not my illness?
The food I cooked and ate and cleaned up.
The fish I caught and killed and cleaned.
I am my breath and heart beat.
I am my spirit….