Disrespect

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Me,
a selfish concept or a perspective I need?
See me, hear me,
the me I need to be,
the person I expect you to respect,
to accept,
or we’re done before we’ve begun.
Why then, I wonder,
as I recover,
do I not do the same for myself?
Swallowing self-served anger,
half-baked,
in a self-serving world
that doesn’t believe in someone like me,
my soul,
in all that makes me whole.

©January 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne

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