Okay....everyone has done this... but I have stolen it from Lime and Cosima. Of course, I made a few changes....cause, after all, "rules-schmules." But I'm happy with the end result -- I think it's a good reflection of me.
I am from salt, ordinary and plain.
Like Morton’s girl, always prepared for rain,
From laughing, sunny Kool-aid days
To tragi-comedic Shakespearean plays.
But I’m from simple salt, ordinary and plain.
I am from the Midwest,
From Cornfields wind-dancing
Seeming classically trained.
Ah…I am from seasoned salt, ordinary and plain.
I am from Sunflowers, seeds and all,
Ever striving….ever tall.
And iris and crocus
Fighting winter’s chill to be
The new Spring focus.
Yet still, I am from salt, ordinary and plain.
I am from peeking at packages
(And feigning surprise),
spiders in boxes
from (clever foxes) Dad, Mom and John
for me, Lady Jayne.
Hah! Challenge me not!
for although I am salt, ordinary and plain
I am also from fists that fly to defend, and hands that hold and heal hurt.
From “a thousand times no” songs to
“I can’t let you go…..but I will.”
I am tear-stained salt, ordinary and plain.
I am from a Man who died on a cross for me, and a God who will always run to pick me up when I fall.
Embarrassed, yet (somehow) proud, to be from salt, ordinary and plain.
I am from Oz and Kansas, and every Military base between
From fruit loops, air sandwiches, and chocolate ice cream.
Yes, even though salt I am, ordinary and plain
I am from stock that is truly unique. From my brother who rose above addiction and shame and whose song makes the angels weep. From my sister whose love took us halfway around the world to bring my niece home to sleep.
I am salt, perhaps not so ordinary and plain.
How could I be?
When I am Airplane Jayne?