They keep asking the same question:
“Are you a Deaf poet
A Poet who is deaf?”
I shudder at the question.
I can’t even think of a better way
to express the rhetoric.
Did I mention anything otherwise?
Did I falter at my wordsmithing?
Did I recant from something so obvious?
Did I wreak poetic havoc?
Who am I?
What am I?
“Do you sign?”
“Do you sing?”
“Do you truly hear such peripatetic words?”
The matter doesn’t warrant an answer –
I am what you read.