Doing a search on the The Poetry Society of America website but the closest I could find was:
I am Rose my eyes are blue
I am Rose and who are you
I am Rose and when I sing
I am Rose like anything

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

From The World is Round by Gertrude Stein.

But searching for some of my favorites on the site I couldn't find them either. The site must only have the current poems listed (I haven't been on a bus in almost a year). The two poems that stick in my mind are (and or course I'm paraphrasing here):

  • one about logs lying in the water thinking of their heroes: the alligators
  • one that basically speaks to the changes that happen in your life when instead of saying no, you live by saying "yes" to things

(but I did send the "I am Jane" poem to my friend Jane...)
If someone knows either of the poems I (somewhat vaguely) mentioned, could you /msg me with the titles and/or authors? Much thanks.