Friday, December 31, 2010

who are you

I am America.
English. Cherokee.
Irish. And Polynesian.

Look at my hands
Travel the deep scars
As far back as they will take you.

Listen to my heart
That beats half-dead
Inside my body.

Look at my eyes. Deep into the Darkness
Of my soul. And you will know

Who I am.



(C) 2011 James Eric Watkins

3 Comments:

Blogger fineartist said...

I love to look at hands, they really do tell a story. Very poignant, and beautifully human, this piece.

Happy new beginning to you and your family. I wish you peace love and all manner of good fortune.

4:06 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

I think Lori has said what I would like to have thought of. Wishing you all the best in this new year!

1:00 AM  
Blogger beckyboop said...

Your heart beats half-alive James! I know who you are. Your essence is tough but very loving. Happy New Year to you and your family. Love you!

4:52 PM  

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