Forget It

That thing I just said.
When I told you so boldly
exactly what I would do
and when
and how
and why,
And I stood my ground,
Daring to challenge
your power and privilege.
Daring to challenge

That thing I just said.
When I barreled through the moment
without pause,
rattled off reasons
and righteousness,
Lugging my pack of convictions
on the chip
on my shoulder.

That thing I just said.
When any thought of how it
sounded or
sliced deep or
smacked hard
stayed quiet in darkened corners
of a mind shooting daggers and
screaming protests.
I listened. Not.

So, that thing I just said?


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