Who am I?

a little girl

trapped in a woman's

body or

a woman with

the imagination

of a young girl.

I am no what you see,

what you believe

those are my masks,

disguising who I am

as I play pretend with the world

slowly this game is ending,

I don't want to play

pretend anymore

discard these masks,

discard your judgments

I want to be free

I want to be me

love me for

who I am

not who you want

me to be

-who I

pretend to be

help me burn

the pretty masks

and see the

ugliness

behind

help me to turn

the ugliness

into something

beautiful

-help me

accept me

-August 6,2005