Is, Is Not, And Is Again (Poem)

My things are not my things,
they are not reminders

My heart is not my heart,
it is a liability

My sadness is not my sadness,
it is further source of sadness

My future is not my future,
it is a charted map and a system of coordinates,
designed to guide me to failure

My words are not my words,
they are judgments and shame

My thoughts are my not my thoughts,
they are absentees and nags

My consternations are not my consternations,
they are knives against my skin

My conclusions are not my conclusions;

They are someone else’s story