"What I Write Is What I Am" is the title. I'm sorry for my horrible Russian and my terrible titles.
They tell me to write what I know,
To stay away from fears and
Monsters under the bed, to
Keep what I think away from
Anything I write. But I can't.
Everything I am, everything I've
Seen and experienced and thought
Bleeds into my poetry. I lack the
Structure to write a story, to put
My tale into a book, or anything
Of that sort. I can't tell anybody
Who I am, I can't say one thing
Without myself creeping back in.
This is how I write, this is my story.
You don't have to like it, but this is my life.