I Know Who I Am/Defenses
She couldn’t listen.
Wouldn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, tried to have
Could’ve been worse but it needn’t have
I know who I am and
She couldn’t listen, she just
Laughed and shrugged and
Stared off in the distance. How could I have been
So cruel to myself as to
Allow people in my life who disrespect
All of me so casually, I need to build
More defenses, I think.