Is it okay?

To cut your own hair is the safest way to live dangerously

I want to dye it - pink, purple, blue


but change is like going into the forbidden forest or walking into mordor

one does not simply change - it's forbidden


my friends and family 

they say, "don't ever change"

and, "I love you just the way you are"


which is great except the way I am is not me


they see me through a haze

interpretation, assumption, expectation-

the worst is the expectation

I know how you want me to be

I know how you expect me to be


and so I am


I act knowing it's cowardly

but also knowing it's safe


is it okay the way I truly am?


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