To be

While I pick at this mold I’m asked

What do you want to be

A fluffy cloud?

Nah, it’s too late

A pipe?

Nah, my arms are growing tired.

Well what do you want to be?

I wish to remain shapeless

without form

not caste in a womb and fired in a kiln

I wish to remain a moist slab watered daily

easily used as a bowl

then a cup

or kneaded to comfort

but no I do not wish to be a temporary choice

made stationary



-Saschia Johnson

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