RDP Thursday: Palisade
I wanted to fit in-
so I taught my mouth to smile on command
I taught my eyes to always look down and I kept my voice
low and flat when I socialized at work or on the train.
I wanted to fit in
I didn’t want to look defensive and unapproachable
so I stopped wearing dark makeup
and I stopped talking about things like
what it was like to work in a funeral home
and I dressed my dog up like a butterfly for Halloween
instead of a shark.
I hacked and I pruned away at myself
so that I would fit until there was nothing left of me at all.
Now I fit in
and I can tell that
everyone else is much, much happier.