Monday, August 1, 2016

who I am

"who i am"

female. thirty-seven.
black and puerto rican.
american. jersey girl.
college graduate.
legal assistant.
tall.  pretty. introvert
thoughtful.  humble.
writer.  music lover.
politically independent.
single. childless.
daughter. sister.
niece.  cousin. friend.
vampire aficionado.
moody. seeker of peace.
these small pieces
make up who I am.

Arcadia Maria.  Taken 5/13/16.
Photo by Arcadia Maria. 
All rights reserved. 


  1. Lovely sketch and photo. It's so good to get to know who is behind those words and thoughts we share in poetry

  2. Wow! Strong bio - love the honesty and transparency. The vampire part is intriguingly 'other' from the rest of your sketch - perfectly placed :)

  3. Don't beat around the shrubs... tell us who you are! I love this poetic bio! A list poem with a poetic voice of attitude. The voice says as much as the words. Awesome!

  4. Love vampire aficionado. Very mysterious and intriguing!

  5. Nice to meet you Arcadia. Good for you to be politically independent, smiles.

  6. You forgot - wonderful poet. It is implied! Well written!

  7. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 1, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    It's so nice to get a more in-depth feel for who's behind the name Arcadia Maria...and now a photo are pretty! :) When I read vampire aficionado, I wondered if you had ever watched "True Blood?" Nice, condensed bio here!

    1. Yes I did Gayle. All the way to the head scratching end. LOL.

    2. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM

      And I never did get to see the ending but I watched many of the shows. It got crazier and crazier. And I loved that theme song!!

  8. You sound (and look) super rad.

  9. nice self portrait with all the lovely traits; "vampire aficionado. / moody. seeker of peace." making it all the more interesting...

  10. Bag full of complexities. Loved the straightforward telling.

  11. LOVE the last four lines especially! A list poem within the self portrait - shows the "layers" of life!

  12. and I'm sure that just scratches the surface. I too love the last four lines.

  13. you are alive and diverse in all aspects...a wonderful self-portrait...bkm

  14. It's amazing how such simple words can say a lot about a person.

  15. Lovely bio! The list poem format works well for describing yourself!

  16. Really enjoyed this truthful telling and the photo! These small pieces make up who I am...wonderful pieces full of color and uniqueness....

  17. Thank you SilverGardenia, Bryan and Toni

  18. More info on the prompts used is here:
    Perusing Summer Daze

    I generally use WP but have "B" for ease of commenting.
    Thanks for stopping by. And continued success.
    I lived a half a dozen places in NJ...when I was younger.