Examining ‘My’ II

 We use ‘my’ without a thought.  My goodness! Oh my!  We use it affectionately, sympathetically; my dear boy; my poor baby!  Also belonging to or associated with the speaker: my name is Arlene; my friend.

And yet, and yet…my is possessive.

     Examining ‘My’

My, means belonging to…
Does anything belong to you?
I don’t think so.
My face, body, cat or house.
Worse,
My child, my wife and coin possessed?
Preposterous and pointless.
Mine to own?
Fallacious and illusion;
All’s a loan.
Each object, person, situation
Not the tiniest bit mine.
It is better that you say:
“I go, you go, he goes, she goes”.
Goodness knows, each object goes:
Nothing’s mine and nothing’s yours;
Each thing seen, touched, held; a guise..
The range of verbs you choose to use
Should be reviewed to understand reality:
Everyone and everything but temporary.
Try to take a day or two
Getting used to finding out what, how and who
Relates to you.
Rotation, alternation, staying in our lives a day
But never staying always.
Examining ‘My’ 6.20.2020Revised7.3.2022 Circling Round Reality; Circling Round Experience; Circling Round almost Everything; Arlene Nover Corwin

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