am I not a white rose?
purity in its most elegant form?
am I not a black gale?
passion in its most ravenous form?
am I not a shimmering raven
am I not a glistening dove
am I not the object of your affection
or the unleashing of your love?
I am all of these things.
I needn’t you to tell me.
But I ask you regardless
the things I already know.