Mind consumed by thoughts of
She is me and I am she, two in one we are
the same, now.
Inseparable entities are my character and me,
I have learned the art of empathy
stepping on the path trodden by another's feet.
She is Antigone
and she has lived for centuries.
Her words spoken by countless hard-headed women through the ages
Her legacy lives on
I am one of many who have worn the stubborn aura of destiny
life lived fully and love given freely
She is an entity that will forever be, living on
in the quiet cavern of an actress' memory.
For a glimpse, a second, a moment in eternity
I step into the storyline, the long history
that is Antigone.
This is why I cannot get away
cannot be ashamed by my voice, what I have to say
because on the stage, my body; my lips
my actions become history.
Part of a storyline am I,
One who changes all of society.
It is in our pencils and pens
in our paper and words
in our stories that we shape, form, mold
Agents of change, we
Forerunners of what is to be, the precursors of history in the making
I will make art my weapon, I wield it with discretion
That by writing, speaking, moving
by telling stories, stepping into history, staring at eternity
by partnering with generations past in moments of today
by becoming the work of Sophocles, the timeless beauty of Antigone
I am a shaper