I Don’t See You

I gotta knack for tripping
those who think they know
who they’re speaking with,
what I’m dealing with,
who swear they know
what and who I should do
in the event that I feel used
abused and lonely,
who offer a friendly
quick fix
but I don’t take kindly
to those who want to bind me
with no intentions
of handling me,
or honoring me
when I’ve got
plenty to lose
from inside of me
with nothing
handed to me,
more taken from me,
what makes you think,
I’ll beg at your feet
prove your glory
push for you to end my worries
when anyone worthy
has yet to show themselves
to me
– B. Brown

 

(painting by Mihail Korubin)