not defined by numbers
nor by words others speak of me,
but instead by the actions I take,
and the words I write- and immortalize.
I am... the girl in the mirror
with the green eyes and her mother's lips
and the mind that roars greater than the passing midnight train.
I am... insecure of my appearance
with hidden anxieties and troublesome thoughts
and of a calm manner that quiets overwhelming storms.
I am a believer in true courage
and respect and equality.
Not defined by a single word-
nor by the highest grade I've earned-
I am every person I have met
and everything I know.
My passions and my beliefs and my curiosities
and my relationships and my needs:
these are who I am.
I am beautiful and delicate and the very essence of determination.
I am a consistent contradiction shaped by, but not defined by, her experiences.
I assimilate my observations.
I befit a new form each day.
I am the driving force in my own destiny.
I am the moon, the stars, and everything in between,
which includes the nothingness of space,
and with that, I am