I am

This was a fifteen-minute unedited write in a workshop
with Rosemary Wahtola Trommer

I am

I am brave
I am a cowardly mess

I love the truth
the truth terrifies me
yet I yearn to turn toward it

I am a poet
I have failed poetry
what is a poet, anyway?

I am multitudes
I am very small and alone

I am a student of life
I am a teacher of life
in every moment,
life teaches me

all of these avowals
are true

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

6 thoughts on “I am

  1. Kay

    I’m playing catch up a little everyday. I love this poem. It says just the right things in just the right language and imagery.


  2. penelopebutterfieldyoung

    So beautifully put. I often think about how others will eulogize me. Depending on the day, one could say courageous, on another, cowardly, etc. In one word: human!


I welcome comments and discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s