I keep circling around this
can’t quite get away from it /
can’t quite get to it

it’s not me; I just bought into it
in a slow slide
to my chosen tribe

and it works; I am known
and by that I know

but it feels off / like a picture
that won’t stay in its frame …

though it might seem so
and you might be told you can

you cannot be found

you cannot be looked for
or invented
or reinvented

if you are trying to see yourself
don’t look in mirrors
you won’t be found
in images meant for the world

the question is …

when the last cape and sword
are laid down
who is left standing?