08 November 2009

Proof

shares

Not knowing what to look for weighs
scales against finding what I would
not likely recognise anyway –
feels like certain failure


Yet the money paid rests easy
in a bank’s ownership that fails
intelligence tests of what
I’d expect legitimacy to be


But stubbornness invades with
a brusque sense of ‘Yeah,
Screw the Establishment’
I’ll not give in yet


Examine ageing registers and there
vaguely familiar yet in cogent detail
Parcels of Shares I didn’t recognize
I ever really owned


But the quandary remains
how in all honesty can I represent
a me I never was and what
would the proof of it be?


The preamble says obliquely -
"He whose name bears witness on
these Certificates of Ownership I 

am to prove I am"      
© 30 September 2009, I. D. Carswell