The Root of the Matter
It is what it is - I'm affirming right now
I am who I am - none can disallow.
The audience is fickle - I don't seek their praise.
It's not worth a nickel. I'll live my own days.
It is what it is - though never the same,
I am who I am - I make my own game.
Moments are changing, perpetually new.
Thoughts rearranging - artistically view.
I am who I am - according to me.
It is what it is - so I'll let it be.
Alone, I determine whatever I see.
It is what it is. Whatever--, I'm free.
I choose my identity - Don't you agree?
My world is determined, but only by me--
It is what it is & I am who I am,
the root & the branch, and also the stem.