I read on Twitter that today is National Poetry Day so I decided to finish this poem I started last month.

Who Am I?

Who am I supposed to be in this land of make believe play?
Wearing a mask I did not make but just another’s overlay
Searching for truth amidst the lies
Sifting through sand and my favorite disguise

Holding on for dear life with fears I can’t shake
Holding back in safety keeping the distance of arm’s length
What we want, what we need, and what we fear most
Reflections in the mirror of a lost soul’s ghost

Assignations with people who do not exist
Adventures not taken are what I have missed
Poems are friends where I come alive
Seeking connection with those with like minds

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