From The Series In Search Of You by Beata Goik

No! I’m not Ophelia
Neither Juliet nor Heer
Do not mistake me
For Cordelia,
Penelope, Dido, Desdemona.
I am often taught to be
immortal, unreal creed.
Sita, Radha, Kaushalya.
When I am none but myself
warped in time masks
peeling off the selves
only to discover, self
wood-pecking busy barks
for victuals who delves.

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