What am I?
Am I the light?
Am I the darkness?
Am I hope?
Am I doom?
Am I beauty?
Am I avarice?
Am I the sun that warms the earth?
Am I the cold that envelopes everything else?
Am I the fire that burns within?
Or the chill that always wins?
Am I the epitome of evil, the black in man’s soul?
Am I a systematic misinterpretation of all things straightforward?
So I can read my own
What I am
I am a person
I am Inquiry
I am Love
I am an Answer
I am beauty
I am the Earth that warms life
I am the fire that burns within
But also the chill that never wins
I am the principal liquid, the red- flowing in man’s soul
I am the systematic reinterpretation of all things thought straightforward
Sometimes I wish I could read minds
So that I can read my own
To each his own.
-Shaquille James, Untamed Voices Staff Writer