To be A battle. To represent neither the winner Nor the loser. But the entirety of the war. I am neither light nor dark But space between A no-mans land in shades of tan The bastard child of the cage and the wild I am natural. I am a woman by law and a child at heart. To represent the loaded gun Of flowers Incapable of harm I am the average extraordinary beast called human The beast defined by battle The beast classified like cattle Yet alive. I exist I am alive, without a mask. I am alive.