Who I Am---------------------------------

I am a promise that was made fifty years ago.
I travel slightly ahead of my time.
I can be old or young,
large or small,
depending on my whim
and my need.
I take on disguises
and discard them at will.
No one can predict me.
Who am I?


The real color is under the skin:
deep within the cells
the brightest primaries whirl and collide
off experience,
moving ceaselessly
in continuous orbit,
their predefined pathways
clear and inviting.
"This time,
do something just a little bit different.
Tell us a new story."

Copyright 2001 by Karen Thompson
from the chapbook collection "Blue Train"

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