Check out this tree. It’s a truth-telling tree. See her colors? The deep magenta, the rosy pink, and almost white. The truth she’s sharing is about you and me. I think we all agree, our integrity important. Our yesses yes and noes no. The self we present to the world is known as whole and true. But who am I kidding? There’s three of me. There’s the me I see. And there’s the me you see. And certainly, there’s true me somewhere deep down. Even if I were able to dig down deep enough and brought up real me for you to see, you’d still see me through your eyes. You’ll never see real me…you’ll always be in the way. Many flowers, three colors, one tree.
© 2018-2019 – Donna Matthews
Author’s Notes: This prose poetry piece was written in March 2019 during a poetry workshop hosted by WriteSpace Houston. A prose composition that, while not broken into verse lines, demonstrates other traits such as symbols, metaphors, and other figures of speech common to poetry. You can learn more about poetry forms here.
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I like this idea of three Mes – I particularly like putting the blame on you not seeing the real me on you. It’s your own fault – your eyes – that’s distorting me. Nice.
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