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Today, I Am #7
July 13, 2017
Today I am a blot on the landscape,
A misshapen mutilation of “normal,”
I am half-in and half-out;
Discarded when unnecessary,
Yanked up by my faltering sense of self-worth when I am.
My heart and soul are different than the others around me
and while my exterior does not make me a target,
My compassion does.
It is perilous to walk this earth with good intentions
And innocuous desires.
It is grueling to walk it at all when those around me are colored green, like the land,
and I am an artist’s mistaken blot of ugly yellow.
I reside on the outskirts,
Precariously resting on the line between rejection and acceptance
I never know where I stand
I never know if those who push me down will be the ones
to take my hand.
Today I am shrouded in Uncertainty