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Deja Vu at Paper Poetry

Lost and Found

A free verse poem about self with help from Virginia Woolf

A hand-drawn illustration of a smiling woman with short brown hair, pink jacket and black skirt. A ‘me’ flag is attached to her extended right arm.
illustration by writer

‘For unless I am myself, I am nobody’
~ Virginia Woolf ~

I lost myself along the way
the push and pull of life’s refrain
be everything to everyone
all at once and one for all
you’re here to serve, to do some good…

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We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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