Lesson (dedicated to MarkK - who will understand)

i am a lower case letter -
self-deprecating, minimizing,
trying to be unnoticed,
uncertain that there is a right
to be seen or heard.

sometimes that 1st person (pronoun)
disappears altogether
and there is no subject to the predicate;
it is assumed or lapses into passive voice,
an error forbidden to students.

and possessive pronouns
have also been censured and censored,
one can only guess what belongs to whom.
But 2nd and 3rd persons are fine.
YOU & THEY get all the action and possessions

As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago