This is for you: mom, dad, sister, brother, cousin, friend,
Teacher with a grimace:
“Never, she never pays attention in my class.”
“We’re sorry we’ve taken her to see a specialist”
Because I twitch, twitch, twitch,
Because I have hands that shake like an old woman with Parkinson’s,
Or because I have eyes that bulge like Jim Carrey's in yes man?
Is it because I’m a girl.
And not a lady?
Because I can’t wear a dress,
because I can’t sit still,
Am I embarrassing?
DO I EMBARRASS YOU WHEN I SHOUT?
MOM, DAD, SISTER, BROTHER, COUSIN, FRIEND,
Every stare on the street
Every look out of every corner out of every eye
every whisper from every mother who's ever said
Every damned teacher,
“Tell me why the specialist can’t figure her out?”
That's what my teacher said.
I’ll tell you why,
Because I’m not fucking