I am who I am
in spite, despite,
the contours you have pencilled
the colors you have filled
limited by the box of crayons at your disposal
a mind yet to master flying
and hands inexperienced to obey commands.
I exceed your word limits
spreading myself all over the dictionary
hiding in synonyms and antonyms
between prefixes and suffixes
among verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns.
I am the elusive image you could never capture
with the latest in cameras
auto mode, or manual
changing apertures, or shutter-speed
unclear in the brightest flash
invisible in the bright light of day
I am, I was, I will be
not yours to interpret
with your finite imagination.
I am infinite, and until you merge
I remain a riddle unsolved,
©Shail Mohan 2014