I am fear and the grace of death
Mortal living in sewn form
To exist in a realm of life and ceasing.

I am the birth of life, wrapped in
Shades of ocean waves to open
My eyes and see anew what once was old.

I am a child with a wonder for all the
Beautiful, horrible things that drift
Unendingly through life to be seen.

I am a woman, powerful and gentle,
Knowing and not knowing, everything
And at once nothing.

I am a human
And am all of those preceding.