My question is this:
Would you describe yourself
as a wanderer, a friend of the court, amicus curiae,
falsely construed as a snitch, a blue yodeler, an
apostate, a lost cause, a bird in the house, a
biter, a common blogger, a contender, a purse
snatcher, a false witness, a palterer, a silkie, a
for malevolent spirits, girt in the loins, figure on a
shard of black pottery, moderately active, a fog
machine, a visionary miserabilist, a chook or a
cuckold, a roundhead, a little seditious, a
slow-wave sleeper, a dead mule, a gongorist,
honey on the comb, half goat half god, a white
throwback, crossed with a mongrel, a genesis, a
From the poem Obscurity and Selfhood by C.D. Wright.
Do I dare describe myself? I try. Then I say…..who cares.
If you are a mystery to yourself there may be others who want to play with you. Have you found them/us?