Not You

⠀⠀⠀⠀Who holds exclusive rights to the alias you go by?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You?
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀Who controls the phenomenon to which it refers?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You?
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀Who owns the tangible object at such a distance?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You?
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀Who is in charge of the ancient spiritual symbols?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You?
⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀Who gets to be “you” when I’ve not meant it to be?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You?


prompted by Out of Standard: Blue Moon Special
at the imaginary garden with real toads

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8 Responses to Not You

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    Existentialism at its finest …..

  2. Kay Davies says:

    No one owns the moon…yet.
    K

    • I have the misfortune of having lost a friend to a man who thinks otherwise. We can’t so much as point to the moon without him acting like we’re imposing on territory he thinks he’s conquered to protect, control and possess. Except this isn’t about him and his dominion either. It’s about something we can’t talk about, can’t do anything about, can’t own. ✒Cyn

  3. isadoragruye says:

    these are powerful questions, Cyn. Thanks for posting them in the form of a poem! Viva la

  4. othermary says:

    And who would want all that for themselves? Hmmm…

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