Am I a fraud?
I am not
fashionable
enough
to be mad

nor beautiful
enough
to be forgiven

nor famous
enough
to be indulged

Am I a fraud?
I am woman
so perhaps
my uterus is to blame
or
are the irregularities
of temper
just symptoms of
a depraved heart?

I have seen
the mental hospital
from the inside
more than once
poked
prodded
scrutinized
analyzed
diagnosed
given the papers
sent to therapy
and yet at times
I still wonder

Am I a fraud?