I am Simply, Me

Roots [free texture]
 
Please whisper to me again. Don’t go, don’t leave.  Please…
 
Write me a story, I promise I’ll read it this time. 
I promise I’ll sit, and study, and be sure to pay attention.
 
Who am I kidding?
I’m a writer, not  a reader. 
And try as I will I just cannot make sense of your words.
To you, I am illiterate
To me, I am simply, me.
 
Please sing to me again. Don’t go, don’t leave. Please…
 
Sing me a song, and I promise I’ll listen this time.
I promise to move, and hum, and spin to the beat of your rhythm.
 
Who am I kidding?
I’m an eagle, not a swan
And try as I will I cannot float gracefully through the shallows
To you, I am an oaf
To me, I am simply, me.
 
Please talk to me again. Don’t go, don’t leave. Please…
 
Tell me all about your faith, and I promise to believe this time.
I promise to kneel, and pray, and smile through the bleakness of my soul.
 
Who am I kidding?
I am doer, not an actor
And try as I will I cannot feign my joy through such hapless ritual.
To you, I am a heathen
To me, I am simply, me.
 
Please love me again. Don’t go, don’t leave. Please.
 
Give me your body again, and I promise to be fulfilled this time.
I promise to feel what you need me to feel, and never let my mind wander.
 
Who am I kidding?
I am a round peg to your square hole
And try as I might we cannot fit without destroying one another.
To you, I am a guarded man unworthy of your time
To me, I am simply, me.
 
And as simply me
I deign 
To be
Free.
photo by: ilonqua