Sunday, February 28, 2021

not us or them

I'm okay with me or you
But not okay with us or them
I can choose who is in my life
Decide that a person is not good for me
But when a group decides to ostracize
They are making me choose 
Between my independence and community
They are trying to control me and you
And the answer to that is easy
I'd rather be lonely as one
than be a part of the mean many.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Stubborn self-esteem

Is this confidence or stubbornness
Self-esteem or refusing to hear criticism
It's true I dig in my heels
I don't care to make strangers happy
I expect to be loved as I am
So, if the result is that I am me
The most uncompromising me I can be
Does it matter how I got there?

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Voices in the electric void

A million strangers can hear my voice
As I speak into the electric void
Monologing to an unseen audience 
Confiding secrets to the world

I sing a song of myself
Speaking my cringy truth
Leading through honest example
Hoping that variety becomes familiar

Exposing my authentic self
Without an agenda for return
Is somehow less lonesome
Then silently living a false identity.