i am a girl.
i'm not just a simple girl. not your girl-next-door.
i'm not the popular girl that has girls and guys
on their knees just to be
i am the lowercase intended sidenote at the bottom of
a forgotten book in the back of a
forgotten house at the end of a
i am the butt of the bread.
perfectly fine, really.
however, the stigma that comes attached to me
makes me undesirable and leaves me
i am a lone wolf.
i am the dark side of the moon.
i am the part of society that looks at the world
from upside down, and unfortunately upside down is
an angle that many people don't even give
the time of day.
they don't really have the time with their important
jobs and greedy kids.
kids who don't even stop to acknowledge the roses,
let alone smell them.
i am the darkness in your mind.
not really something you chose to have there,
but something that is there none-the-less.
i am the part of you that you run from.
you spend your days keeping busy and staying
in the loop. smartphones in hand, computers an arms length away.
yet here i stand. i am you. i am the part of society that is left to
save the world. we have a bit of that in all of us.
so run from me while you can, for
slow and steady does win the race. and soon
"you are not me" will turn into "you have always been me"
and finally you will know freedom.