Who Am I?

Who Am I?
July 3, 2013, 56th birthday
Michael Gollin

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,
My employer,
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….