I Want to be Lesser Known I said
I want to be known as an astronaut
I want to be known as a physicist
I want to be known as a movie director
My heart began thudding as they got closer to me
I do not like these group shares
I want to be known as a songwriter
I want to be known as a sparkling conversationalist
My ears are bursting with anxiety now.
Everyone is sharing
I will look weird if I don’t
I want to be known as an important dignitary
I want to be known as a genetic engineer
I want to be…
They are all staring.
“Lesser known,” I tell them.
The next person picks up on the fact I am finished.
I want to be known as a woman who cares, she said.
My last group meeting.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2020
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