I Was Once



I was once

part of my dad

and also part of

my mother


later but not so

literally I was part

of someone else’s


further I will be part

of the trees’ roots

contributing to the

flowers’ beauty


part of water

somewhere in

the sky all along

I was part of god


but here you

stiffen and say

I cannot


prove it





This poem is on page 55 of the published bilingual collection California Notebooks 02.



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