It Should All Be So Simple


Ever felt so awkward...So out of place in your space? Like, yes, this is the life you live and the path you paved, but you feel so uncomfortable accepting it?

Social (black girl) awkwardness It's like painting a red X on my forehead As a black woman, I'm perceived by the world to be born loud "Why are you so quiet" is not only a question I get often but almost like a statement of "duh-you aren't supposed to be this way, don't you know that?" type question

I don't consider myself quiet It's my bio in every social media site I'm on I mean sure, I'm not the most talkative To you.. But I save that for the likes of someone who deserves it

I'll talk if you listen

I'll talk if you not only listen, but HEAR me Hear me like Like it's your job & your employment status is dependent on a real understanding of what I've said Listen like I'm exhausting words made of gold Like This is the last shit you'll ever be told Like if you don't hear me You hear nothing ever again I'm not quiet I'm reserved I reserve My right to speak to you or speak at you Because I could ask you if the sky is blue Or I could ask you why the sky is blue Two totally different thought processes go into developing the answer to those questions I can provoke thought Or scrape the surface I'm deep My therapist calls me "real" I'll talk if you value my words like they're decorations on a blank canvas detailing his plan for us all Like my words can break down the sinister Great Wall Are you listening?