We are all borrowed pieces,

borrowed genes and borrowed time,

borrowed words and borrowed ideas,

borrowed from friends

and family

borrowed from earth

and fire

borrowed from air

and water

borrowed from every stranger

you meet and don’t

borrowed from every person

murdered in cold blood

and every murderer.

borrowed from

genghis khan and mother teresa

and aristotle and freud.


We are all borrowed pieces,

and yet

from extraordinarily redundant

borrowed things

we create the unique and beautiful identity

that is