I’m a faker
A Good one
Like “Glinda the good-witch” good
Not like “The Terminator”

I’m a poet
Because I say so
Because I write my words
vertical city-scapes

I’m a dancer
Because I dance
Never like I imagine I might
Happy to settle

I’m a writer
Because it is written in my Bones
coded like my blood type
made from my special marrow brew

I’m a mother
Because I had unprotected sex with my husband
I knew the risks
And went with my gut