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Depth Over Distance

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Author's note: Hillary T enjoys habitually marveling at the little things life carries. Here is here deep...  Show full author's note »
Author's note: Hillary T enjoys habitually marveling at the little things life carries. Here is here deep perspective in light stories and poems.  « Hide author's note
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Who am I to be

[Insert your aspirations here.]


My name is [blank]. I’ve had these patterns of adage bounded by manila, plastered walls, kept eclipsed and tucked away amid the strands of my messy hair. Yet, it never transpired to me to hint at the words that screamed ME, only because I was afraid; afraid of showing the other side of me. Because I was not the same person I was when I first stared at this blank page; how my mind was empty years ago, only because I stared at the creams of white paper trees and refused to acknowledge my pencil, chewed up and all. Because once I start writing, I will not stop. My impulse has been scattered lately, and I just want to start over again.
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My name is [blank] and there’s so much more to me than a name.
Because who are you...
really?
You are not a name,
a height, or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you
are from.

You are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on Saturday mornings

you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not

you are not
where you are from
you are
where you're going
and I’d like
to go there
too

Here's to restarting.
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