NaPoWriMo, Day 9

Today I opted for the prompt at Poetic Asides: a self-portrait.

I Am

I am the eldest daughter
of the eldest daughter
of a daughter,
the eldest,
I think.

I am the fire in my own belly.

I am a mongrel,
a fluke,
a gem.

I am the child afraid to speak.
I am the crone who will not be silenced.

I am divine,
I am simple,
I am all.

I am the eldest daughter
of the eldest daughter
of a daughter,
the eldest,
I think.

Note: First posted on April 9, 2010.

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