The I AM in the Room

I don't want to be here Yet I AM I do want to be here And so I AM You can't see me as I AM And so you see me as you are But you are an illusion And so AM I We are an illusion together so far It's interesting, it's fascinating Both heartbreaking and breathtaking So what does one do? What does one say? Hold the tongue or continue to pray? To what, to whom? To your most recent heirloom... To me, to you, to the I AM in the room

March 2, 2020

(Featured artwork by Adrian Ghenie)