Just trying something

I don’t mind walking the quieter path
Where heads don’t bob up to see you pass
It’s a place I’ve kicked and fought for
And finally was gifted by cruelty
But the simple air, walking as the crowd dismissed
I thrive here
With the gum wrappers and ticker tape
Long after the parade
I walk
Remembering what looks got
Got me
What attention wrought
Now I’m nobody’s type
Just an afterthought
And I can feel the energy coming
Better than I could smiling and thinking I was cute or smart
No it’s easier along the quiet path
Where men don’t give second glances
And people snicker when you’re dancing
Because the alternative being seen as an object to touch and bump was hell

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