Poetry Reading – “A Part of Me”

This piece, originally published February 22, 2018, is still one of my most cherished. It is short, and simple, but… it means a lot.

“A Part of Me” – Recorded 1/9/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/02/22/a-part-of-me/

A part of me
From time to time
“This is what you wanted
All along.
You enjoy the darkness.
Why do you need the light?
You are not a plant,
After all.”

And this is true
To some extent.
I have always
Aligned myself with the moon
More so than the sun.

There is another voice,
A voice of reason,
That reminds me
That even the moon
Relies on the light from the sun
To shine.

“But why do you need to shine?”
I am asked
By the voice in the back of my head.
“The moon would still be the moon
Were it not illuminated.”

A part of me
Finds comfort in knowing
That this is true.

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