Introductions

What are introductions
but skins and masks
Hi, we say
and clutch our nearest identity
The Job. The Role. The Responsibility.

Hi, I’m human, I want to say
but that seems pretentious
So I smile, and just
Say my given name

I know it’s French
I know I’m not
I do have another name
Yes, it’s Mandarin
No, I don’t respond to it
No one calls me that

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