The writer continues to struggle with his artistic identity

I am a poet

I am a poet

I am a poet

These words are my words

and although

they do not rhyme

or scan particularly well

or contain much in the way of imagery

or generally jump through

hoops

I have arranged them on the page

in a way that

has significance

for me

which means that

in my eyes at least

(although you may want to take

issue

with me)

I have a written

a poem

and therefore that

I am a poet

I am a poet

I am a poet