Poetry The Read More Project

I Am by Jason de Koff

The passions we have are not the passions we own.
Where the captured soul has been hardly won,
and the beating life we live finds rapture in the cause.
To search and to seek for what the alabaster ones sold,
amid a campaign of glory that was only for those
with minds full of space but without room for decor.
Until a rending occurred with an unkempt savior,
who was banished and burdened,
sackcloth adorned,
and the blood from her hands eased the grit in her eyes.
They said her color was wrong, and that she didn’t matter,
but as the world grew quiet, she spoke back,
“I Am”.

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About The Author

Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee
State University. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters,
Tegan and Maizie. He has published in a number of scientific journals, and has over 80
poems published or forthcoming in literary journals over the last year.

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