• Listen;
    I have put up walls
    To discourage you

    I turn my back,
    But I have not given up

    There are clues in motion,
    Some more subtle than others

    Read too deeply into my every word
    (You might hear something you don’t like)

    I’m explaining,
    Are you listening?

    Repetitiveness is a sign of stupidity
    (Or of wisdom)
    All is not fair in love and war,
    And I’m sorry
    If I come off as bitter;
    I don’t like my cynical nature
    Or my biting sarcasm;
    A desire to claw above
    Because I’ve seen the bottom
    (And I don’t like it)

    I’m talking.