Opal Publishing Magazine
Who Am I?
It’s funny you should ask.
I am a daughter, sister, friend, student, teacher, writer, dreamer, traveler, adventure-seeker, extrovert...
I am everyone and no one. Like a chameleon, I adapt to my surroundings. Showing a glimpse of the person you want to see, with just a dash of hiding who I truly am.
I am a young girl trying to find her place in the world. A kindred spirit just waiting to be set free. My flame dampened by harmful words directed at me.
I am caught between a fantastical dream world and brutally harsh reality. Forced to wallow in painful memories and envy the times of joy.
I am an excitable soul who craves the attention of anyone willing to share. Cherishing every moment spent with the people I love.
So who am I? I’m not sure. I’m still trying to figure that out.
A once common phrase.
A familiar image.
Images of meat.
An overwhelming thought.
A gruesome act.
Delicate lace tortured.
End to end.
A large wooden frame.
Hung to dry.
Stuck in anxious suspense.
Emotional limit exceeded.
*Source. A found poem based on “On Tenterhooks” by Michael Quinion.
Quinion, Michael. "World Wide Words." 12 February 2000. On Tenterhooks. 29 October 2018.