Today's Me

By Lynn White

PROMPT — Who am I today?

You may find me in my words,

the ones I write

or those I hide

in the spaces,

the hidden places

between the lines,

between the words

that I renew each day.


Maybe you’ll find me

in the language of my body,

but not in the practiced gestures,

the performance,

the masquerade

that changes each day.

You must slowly unpick the mask

and unwrap my dreams.

to find me

to know who I am.


Please tell me

then.

I’ve been searching

all my life.

 

Lynn White lives in North Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and a Rhysling Award.