Friday, 6 May 2022


 (after Billy Collins)

I think the poem speaks for itself. But for clarity:

When I say 'I',

I do not mean me.

Except when I do.

Or when I didn't,

but it turned out

it was me anyway.

Oh, and whether 'I' is me or not

does not mean any of the things

in the poem actually happened,

or that if they did, that they happened to me,

or to anyone in particular.

Though they probably did.

So, for the record:

'I' may not be telling the truth

and this will be deliberate.

This may be for the purposes

of a greater truth,

or that I just don't want you to know the truth.

Anyway, I think the poem should be clear now.

It's called 'Me'.

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