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To The Probing Question of Who I Am

I like to think about thinking. It is something that I have always enjoyed. I sometimes think of myself as a child that never stopped asking the probing question, “why”. Fortunately the universe has not stopped answering. —Darin L. Triplett

To The Probing Question of Who I Am

By Darin L. Triplett

To the probing question of who I am:
I am me, will have to be enough said.
It is as honest as I can be.
If I tell you more,
It will be outdated.
All that I can tell you is my past.
You told me not to dwell in the past.
You care about the present.
But it takes me time to know the me of now.
By the time I learn that me,
It will be then again.
I told you that all I am is a collection of memories.
I have not found a way to take a picture of tomorrow.
I do not have any recollection of the future.
So all I can show you is who I was.
I hope that in the future you will not mind dwelling in the past.
And you can love the me,
I use to be.
Sincerely Unconditionally.

Mr. Triplett is an architectural designer and an artist.

Photo credit: Time in Creation by  Ash Sivils

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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