Unfinished;
Undone.
Unforgiving, unforgivable,
Unyielding.
Unfair,
Uncalled For.

And in darkness
there's a lack of light;
In death
a lack of life;
In chaos
a lack of order.
In me
a lack of humanity,
a lack of being.

Intolerable.
Insane.
Inconclusive.
Incomplete
because I'm formed from lacks
and 'un's
and 'in's
and 'de's
and 'im's and 'less's
and 'under's.

And they creep
to the back of my head
as I turn at night,
unsleeping,
reviewing my life
unyielding.

Maybe
if I change these words
I will no longer be
unfinished.

I am not undone
or unforgiving,
I have no lack of humanity,
I am not unyielding.

I am distraught,
and crazed,
harsh,
brutally honest,
adamant,
cruel,
deplorable,
partial,
wrecked.

I am me,
I am no lack of being.