I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then. -the Cheshire Cat
Am I the same person I was thirteen seconds ago?
Here’s the answer:
I am positively, penultimately, definitely, without a fleck of uncertainty,
Every single thing I do changes me.
You probably don’t notice that, but I do.
Every time I pour my soul into a new poem
and every time I paint my hidden heart onto a canvas
You don’t notice, as I have said before,
because I still act the same.
Even if I started hating tofu,
(which I would never do because tofu is amazing)
I would still eat it and tell you I loved it
because I am afraid what you would think of me
if I changed.
But I have changed.
I changed in the one way you never saw coming:
I do not care what you think of me anymore.
And by changing in this way
I have become free.
My inhibitions have been peeled away
like post-it notes from a slab of cardboard.
I have been peeled away from this world of superficial desire.
And I have broken through the shackles
with my spirit alone.
And now I can
listen with no filter
see with no filter
speak with no filter
live with no filter
and be with no filter.
Because I am me
and I can do great things because of it.