I Am


Reading Sexton’s Transformations has inspired me to try my hand at poetry. Here is my first attempt.

I am a window.
Shutters forced open.
My soul standing naked.
My heart bleeding in my open hands.
My thoughts projected like the news on TV.

I am a beast.
Shoved in a cage.
Pacing before you.
Forced to perform as you wish.
Are you pleased with your pet?

I am a mirror.
Reflecting reality altered,
You see me smile,
You see me laugh,
You forget how the mirror works.

I am a goddess.
Fallen from grace,
Stripped of divinity,
But I have not forgotten who I am,
And I grow stronger everyday…

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About Kat Reed

I am many things: a wife, a mother, an employee, and a student (CSUB). I write as a hobby and dream of owning a small bookstore with a selection of rare collectible books I will never have the heart to sell, shelves of new and used books, big comfy chairs so my patrons can relax with a cup of coffee or hot tea from the small coffee bar... in the window will be a sign that reads: "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books" - H.W. Longfellow. Until then, I will continue to write and dream.... View all posts by Kat Reed

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