‘This is not who we are’ (a poem)

A brief rimas dissolutas, slightly modified…

I hate to break it to you
but this is who we’ve been
for a long, long time

If you go by what we do
or the parameters of the scene
you’ll see it’s all part of the rhyme

You may argue that it’s not true
but I know what I’m seeing
the mountain we have to climb

Let me put it another way:
If this is not who we are
why aren’t things different?

(29 January 2017)