If I could be a substance
a something instead of
I would be that .

If I could be a natural element, something
basic instead of
cluttered, well
I would be crazy not to be so

Anything, but irritatingly human
fallible and nonsensical
I would be that,
and proud to be so

If I could be anything
I would be water, and
I would be wild about it

Many thanks to Scout Finch, who is understanding.