• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 08

I Am

because I stand
staunch, silent, and serious
it doesn't mean that I am mean
I am misunderstood
I am a product
of my upbringing
of my tethering
of my tutoring
an offspring of different
a genesis
that did not come from
the union of a nemesis
and a pacifist
I am classified
as a specific being
dark, aloof, and alert
entangled in a corner
only to look at my
purring ancestors
not poor, but proud
of our lineage