Three Questions

2005
I turned the t.v.
off
pawned my radio
bought a sketchbook
pencils
got serious about erasers
graphite
created
but

created nothing
.considered poetry
2007
asked myself three questions:
(1)who am i?
(2)what do i want? (3) what
can i offer another
person?
2012, became
excited
at the prospect of self
-destruction
2016, discovered
beneath
e v e r y t h i n g
there is no clear,
plausible
answer
for the first question.
the problem is
that identity and altruism
are inconsequential
neither is
in sequence
with the other
i
am a product of combination
monologue,
failure, &
discovery
i am who i choose to be
i am what i allow myself to become
i am a representation of self-idea
a construct
called identity

at present: disappeared
within the flow
of other persons

at odds with
my
escape

© Emerys Watchel, 2017 All rights reserved.

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