Being One

I really enjoyed the exercise on writing a poem about “one”. It really confused me because I often write my poems have a lot more of a specific starting point. It felt really limiting at first because I was thinking of the prompt from the perspective of being connected and whole so I tried to avoid using the word “I” but it proved to be more difficult than I had imagined and it really limited my thoughts from making it to the paper so as time went by I tried to avoid using articles then I tired to only use we but my thoughts kept feeling like there was a disconnect. I decided to take a different approach and talk about myself as two different people in one. At first it was hard to articulate the ideas i had in my head but eventually it became easier to express the feeling of duality competing within myself.