We do not name ourselves

identity chosen

from the hopes of another

we spend a lifetime

named and renamed

all from the mouths

of others

but we hold a secret name

close to our own hearts

we do not share it

with those who seek

to shape us with their words

a language

a calling

a core identity

meant for ourselves

in the quiet chambers

where our dreams find life – Caroline A. Slee

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