For a bit…
I almost changed myself. For somebody else.
I almost changed my scene. For dirty publicity.
I almost fussed a style. To be seen worth the while.
In the pursuit of cool.
I could have changed my clothing. Felt self loathing.
I could have slurred minorities. Choice of words became a priority.
I could have melted down to a doll. But I set boundaries.
Instead of caving in.
I built my walls.
I set my limits.
I spoke my truths.
Internally I knew who was there and who was present. I had the decision to decide for myself and not to be somebody else.
Me I choose.