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who do i think i am?

 
 
think? i know:
 
i am dust and starbrites  
collective consciousness of nanoseconds
a cumulative mass of memories  
responses-past of physical  
and emotional  
stimuli  

i am  
white-water and the sunlit stream  
waves and rain and colder condensations  
 
i am prism  
mirror  
pupilled iris and lake's surface  
—way-station of oxygen  
human-manufacturer of other, older gases  
 
i am the electric spark of life  
the pump and slew of bodily parts  
their flex and calcification  
the untold power of a mind  
that lives beyond parameters of flesh  
 
i am the hand held out  
the shoulder  
the soft heart and the wise  
bender not breaker  
adapter-survivor  
honed where once blunt  
tempered by trials  
 
stripped naked  
—the learner of lessons—  
i clothe myself in light and shade  
of my own choosing,  
in humility, honesty & understanding  
aware of my own faults  
 
i am  
celebrant of humanity  
judge of transgressions  
the mouthpiece and the scales  
in balance  
in justice  
in honour and in truth  
for it matters  
to me  
who. i. am  
 
 
 
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