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Every year, I write a little poem on my birthday. It's not perfect and it's never finished. This is what I wrote this year:
Tomorrow is my birthday
I feel ants sharpen their teeh
readying to peel back my rind.
It'll be easy for the ants and the beetles
to find me -- the grave, handdug
is near the wasp's nest under my favorite fig tree.
Three hours of pulling earth away
from itself, and my fingernails clogged-- I can smell
chicken manure from last year's harvest.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.