portrait of the poet as she is

sorrow

i have been told that grief
of the sustained type
molds a person and
changes them
i have worn my sorrows
like braids, ribbons woven
among my hair
i have hidden my despair
deep within an almost
forgotten chamber
i have not found one
to be greater than the other
nor less profound
but both paint a portrait
of who i am
more accurately than
any artist could comprehend

ceg 4/17/2020

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