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I Am 3



I am a person inside a person inside a person.
I am none of these people—
I am the nesting, I am the regress.
I am not the container or the contained
(the container is, in turn, contained),
and there is no content,
so I am not that, either.
I am that which says "I am"
even though it isn't;
I am that which says "I do"
even though it is more done to.
I am not what I am and am what I am not.
I am what asks "What am I"
but am not what can answer.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.