As a child I wanted to be Scarlett O'Hara
Glamorous, sought after, popular—
dashing Rhett Butler in love with me.
Later I wished to be Melanie
Sweet and kind and helping others,
in love with honorable Ashley Wilkes.
I became Scarlett.
Selfish and spoiled, angry,
Wanting my own way.
Then Melanie again.
I would go back and forth.
I never knew when
The switch would happen.
I never knew why.
My normal me became gone with the wind.