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

We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9