“nothing is Anything” by Melissa Mabasa

Poem and photograph by Melissa Mabasa.

Collaborations and Visual Poems

MelissaMabasaPhotonothing is Anything

by Melissa Mabasa

Bright lights, casting shadows
nothing is highlighted
The middle is empty
My focus goes there

nothing can be anything
Boundless opportunities
To be whatever I choose
In five minutes, I became a professor, chef, and a ballerina

I walk away from that corner
I am Me again
I step back into who I have been for the past 22 years

Except in those few minutes,
I could be Anything

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(Poem and photograph by Melissa Mabasa.)

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