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My Identity

so
you want to know
who i am

you want
a nice snapshot
an easily identifiable image
so you know which box to put me in

my job,
skills and abilities
that i apply well
in return
for monetary compensation,
is part of me

but it is not who i am

my sexuality,
the ability
to give and receive pleasure
with another person,
is part of me

but it is not who i am

my spirituality,
belief
in a higher power
and how I connect to it,
is part of me

but it is not who i am

my ego,
the organizing
controlling
logical and methodical,
is part of me

but it is not who i am

my subconscious,
the part of me that i canít see or explain,
but that
dictates
my irrational fears and superstitions,
is part of me

but it is not who i am

the musician
the artist, sculptor
writer, poet
humorist
cheerleader, naysayer

the teacher
the cook
father, son
brother
taxpayer, farmer

the leader
the follower
predator, prey
master, slave
citizen
anarchist

the priest
the sinner
stargazer, scientist
beggar, thief
soldier
peacemaker

the winner
the loser
average, exemplary
mediocre. mundane
enthusiastic
boring

all
are part of me

but not who i am

so
who am i

all of the above
and
none of the above

i am me

infinitely undefinable

unique

deal with it
Kinkpoet
Author's Note
Thoughts after being labeled and stereotyped by someone I loved and trusted.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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