I am three.
In a world not made for me.
You are just one.
Each of you, just one person within yourself.
You know who you are, what you are, where you are from and where you are going.
I am three.
At one side is she who I try to leave behind.
At the other side is she I yearn to be.
In between, she who struggles to leave one behind but can’t, she who struggles to be the other but can’t.
Trapped between the two, held back by both and being nothing in herself.
A twisting turmoil mix of hate and yearning.
Trying to run away but at the same time chasing, never catching.
There is no me, I have no name and no identity.
I know not who I am nor who I am supposed to be.
I only know that which I yearn to be, and that which I yearn not to be.
Like two old friends who have outstayed their welcome
These two at my side shadow my every move, thought and dream.
It is they who decide what I achieve, not I
And they who steer my course.
To be just one, like you, must be strange and yet serene.
To be secure in who you are, to know yourself and like who you are.
I am three, in a world of ones.
An alien abroad.
Beautifully succinct & powerful.
Thank you Christopher
Wow, I’m truly impressed! This is the first science fiction poetry I’ve ever read that I liked. In fact, it may be the first science fiction poetry I’ve ever read. Love it!
Thanks JL, a wonderful compliment.