Shamae Budd, 10/18/10
I wonder, then, if this is who “I am”…
Essentially, at the core, the being
I have always been…
This self, this existence, separate
From body or mind or heart…
Is somehow lodged within me.
Seared into every breath and cell:
The part of me I cannot understand,
Or see, but only once in a handful of years
Unveils itself to me.
This absoluteness. This completeness.
This individuality that knows no bounds,
And will continue on, when I am gone.
This is who I am, myself. Quintessential.
Constant. Continuous. Unchanging.
This innermost being, this person I have
Always been, will always be, I am.