What Am I? Who Am I©
By Felina Silver Robinson
The reflection in the mirror doesn’t answer the question “What Am I? Who Am I?
My mother turned away each time I raised the subject of where I came from
What is there to be proud of?
Why do I feel shame?
Being native is something to be proud of
There is no shame in who and what you are
I need answers
I want answers
I deserve answers
I just want to know who and what I am
Outside of this shell I call my own
The one that tells you about who I am
And where I came from
But you can’t know of me
Before I know of me
I’m determined to find the answers
Before life’s end
What Am I? and Who Am I?
It’s for me to know and you to find out!