It's so much better to be many people
the strangely confident witch,
the strident, opinionated bitch.
The grad student on her last dollar,
or the hooker making 50 mill.

I can be the desperate fantasy reject,
the writer trying to make one last pay check.
The clerk at your art museum,
an anarchist in the slum.
I can be the kid with too many dreadlocks,
the hoodie and the software job.
You can have me, or not have me,
for none of these are certain,
the writer will always write herself.