The take, the time, the reason, the rhyme,
The music, the mind, the truth, rewind.
The keep, the reach, the mouth, the teeth.
I am not who you want me to be.
I am not your fish swimming in your sea.
I am me. Free, a tree, to be.
Lost, then found. Kept, then crowned.
Lust, I trust. Hurt, this must.
Crush, I brush. Blow, then thrust.
Truth - the loot - is my pain.
I love. I lost. I talk. I toss
Into the sea. For me. Believe.
I do, for you. For light, at night.
Dark, you moan. Soft, you groan.
Twenty-three winters grown.
Swim, and grin. Kiss, and fin.
Fish to be. Made in sea. Salt and free.
I'm mad. And sad. And tired. But glad.
I knife. And twist. I bleed. I missed.