i am – Day 11

i am exiled and coveted
on an island of my own making

i am silence and deafening thunder,
the interior of a quantum equation

i am a drought flooded with tears
as i stand in soggy boots on parched ground

i am a virus, infected with love
i mask my mouth so you can breathe

i choke on verbs, bathe in adjectives,
and choose each—with bomb-squad care

i am all i contain and nothing—
a universe inside a universe inside a universe
with stars that burn at midday

i am
and
i continuously change
i grow
and
i am—

© Grace Black


Write Yourself Alive – 30 Days of Writing  #writeyourselfalive 

Today is Day 11 of WYA Part of the poetry training in this course is to record yourself reading your poetry. 

Love and Ink,
Grace

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