Lesson (dedicated to MarkK - who will understand)

i am a lower case letter -
self-deprecating, minimizing,
trying to be unnoticed,
uncertain that there is a right
to be seen or heard.

sometimes that 1st person (pronoun)
disappears altogether
and there is no subject to the predicate;
it is assumed or lapses into passive voice,
an error forbidden to students.

and possessive pronouns
have also been censured and censored,
one can only guess what belongs to whom.
But 2nd and 3rd persons are fine.
YOU & THEY get all the action and possessions

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"