where the writers are
Self-Portrait

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.

 

(c)Susan Sonnen