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"Innerself" is an audiosonnet written and performed by Anthony J Fuchs.

The poem was posted to YouTube on 24 September 2009.


I hear a lyric voice inside my mind,
a whisper that sounds very like my own,
so quiet and so difficult to find,
so subtle, yet so obvious in tone.
Some christen this a gift, my aptitude,
as if it's from some benefactor's will;
but ignorance has grossly misconstrued
this systematically perfected skill.
It is my metaphoric innerself:
my unrelenting impulse that invents,
manipulates a syllable itself,
and captures these elusive sentiments.
This talent was not mystically conferred,
but honed in every line and every word.