Monday, April 18, 2011

63. Dotty Holmberg

“Take Me for Me”

Take me for me I’m not just a tree
Though I stand still
I have roots and a soul—
Which is warm
Then is cold
See who I am
Look hard and you can
See one who wants
More than surface thoughts—
Which last but a moment
And in a rut is caught
Can a road be built of concrete and stone?
Of weaving well sown?...
To last and last
When trod on or worn
Through sun or a storm
Till death by you born?
Few can create
The right kind of mate
But find one true
To discover past them
A person to whom
Is more than a friend
A partner-a friend
To know not pretend
But also to see
From their face to their heart—
An understanding held
You’ll never part
Someday I might discover
A lover...not a lover
Who wants me as I am—
Whether tallest or small
Good or bad
But all in all"

-Dotti Holmberg
Photograph by Daniel Catherine

I highly recommend to take a look at Dotti's poems (and songs!).

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