I be Man

My simple description of manhood:


I be Man

From the prick of

my hair

To the corn of my heel


I be Man.


In work my body’s as a racing horse

straining on the reigns, an oxen preparing

the field for harvest


In learning my cranial engine hisses

and steams


I be Man.


My habits mirror the

soul within me


My hands bless and they curse;

create and destroy


I be Man.


For all that I be the strengths

and the faults,

the victories and defeats, in

life and in death




I be Man.


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