Zipping through my life I never realized
That I had lost myself, I was surprised
To discover that in running from one goal to next
I was meandering through mazes, perplexed
Where was the person that was supposed to be me?
Broken, scattered pieces of myself were all I could see
Floating in different directions, each pulled by
Different demands of the society, not knowing why
Unable to coalesce to give a form that was coherent
A form that could my life’s meaning represent….
I had lost myself inexorably, this was mere existence
Each fragment of me was separated by time and distance
The part of me left behind in school corridors
The part that I left behind on my country’s shores
The part that still lingers on the threshold
Of my childhood home, full of apologies untold..
I had been shattered into pieces infinitesimally small
I could try to put them together, or toss them all
Lost as I was completely, I had nothing to lose
I began to reinvent myself, became my own muse
In the midst of nowhere myself I had found
I would not lose myself this time around!