I’d love to see the year before me
To see all that I have coming.
Good or bad
consequences are necessary.
And I take pride in accepting them with grace.
I’m a classy girl,
I don’t hold grudges.
I’m a sweet girl,
I don’t spout obscenities.
I’m full of patience, and
I don’t expect more than I’ve been promised.
How many of us can say this?
I put my honor on it.
It doesn’t make me any better than a liar.
It doesn’t make me any better than a thief.
For all my virtue,
it makes it that easy to commit such crimes against me.
I’m passively practically aiding and abetting
I don’t deserve empathy.
I must instead be unyielding
intentionally demanding in my social and emotional needs.
And see how much further it gets me.
At least I will not be weak.