Friday, February 10, 2012

I do not apologize

I do not apologize
     for never learning to
     keep my mouth shut.

I do not apologize
     for being.

I do not apologize
     for preferring integrity
     over loyalty.

I do not apologize
     for seeing.


I do not apologize
     for failing to play along.

I do not apologize
     for failing to keep cover.

I do not apologize
     for never fully believing
     that I am the problem.

I do not apologize
     for questioning and examining
     and challenging and seeking
     and speaking what I find.

I do not apologize
     for trusting my perception:

Something is wrong.


I do not apologize
     for having a voice.

I do not apologize
     for becoming

          visible.



(2012)