Who Would You Be?

By Jimmy Warden

Who would you be
if everything vanished today?
Your money, your home, every material possession
were all just taken away.

Could you still be
the concept of yourself you have in mind?
Even if all your books disappeared
that you’ve robbed ideas from many a time.

Along with all the other information
that you’ve already once consumed.
Would you still be who you think you are
if it got lost in an existential vacuum?

Would you have pride in yourself
despite having no possessions?
Or would you fixate on that and your perceived character
to the point of scary obsession?

So many questions to ask yourself
if all you had was yourself,
but the biggest of them all:

Could you live with yourself
knowing that’s all you had to offer?

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