issue 2: oct 2015, Poetry
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I Often Wondered by Cherie Jacobs

I Often Wondered

by Cherie Jacobs

I often wondered who that young woman was

For there are plenty of times where I felt my reflection was that of a stranger

It was as if what I was picturing wasn’t really me

Like my reflection didn’t capture the truly essence of who I was

I often wondered who that young woman was

The one that people describe

Who people say they perceive me to be

Who people say I become or how I changed

I often wondered who that young woman was

One who I had a different perception of

Sometimes feeling like a stranger

Looking from the outside in I see someone else

My ideals and perceptions not always matching the majority

The true essence of who I am I don’t think is really shown in my image

My true nature oozes out of me like a magic potion when summoned

Like a special flower I bloom at a certain time

Who I really am comes out in spaces when I’m most comfortable

Given the capacity to be my true self

I’ve often wondered who that young woman was

The one people expect me to be

The one people perceive me to be

The one that people describe

I’ve often wondered who that young woman was

For there are plenty of times where I felt that my reflection was that of a stranger

Cherie Jacobs is a young African American writer from Bronx, NY. She write a lot of reflections and poetry. Self love and acceptance are two common themes she writes about. If you want to see more of her poetry you can visit her tumblr. Illustration by Mariana Perez, a 16 year old Dominican girl from Massachusetts.

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